The Karlstejn village is not only attractive because of its castle, which was founded by the Emperor Charles IV. around 1348. In addition to its own three sightseeing tours, Karlstejn offers a wide range of cultural and social events.
The territory of the town Karlstejn feautures a number of marked tourist routes, which are suitable for both hiking and cycling. Nearby is the famous Karlstejn Golf Resort and many other natural and cultural attractions.
The medieval castle, built in the 14th century by the emperor Charles IV. breathes history, magnificence but also romance literally everywhere. Tourists will be amazed by its size and smart cascade construction. Some benefits of taking a trip to Karlstejn are good transport accessibility and a short distance from Prague.
The castle is located only 25 km from the centre of Prague and 15 km from the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Besides the historical value of the caste, it's worth mentioning that there is an added value and also an interesting fact that several cultural events take place on the premises of the castle and its surroundings. However, the castle itself is not the only attraction luring visitors to Karlstejn. Further information is available on the website www.hradkarlstejn.cz
In the newly opened Zoopark in Karlstejn, you will see a number of exotic animals, including single and twin hump camels, bison, lama, zebra, French donkeys, Shetland pony. However, the main attraction of the Zoopark Karlstejn is the noble white lion Leon and the recently-born tiger cubs. In addition to the lions and tigers mentioned above, there are other feline cat species such as the leopard and black panther. And finally, the entertaining macaque - a type of monkey and ring-tailed coati - a member of the raccoon family. Children's corner, refreshment and parking available. Official website www.zoopark-karlstejn.cz.
Museum of Bethlehems
The museum offers a collection of old Czech Bethlehems, carved out of wood, but also Bethlehems made from unique materials like sugar or bread.
Karlstejn Wax Museum
For more than ten years, the Karlstejn Castle is enjoying the finest company of influential persons of old and recent history which is well portrayed in the Karlstejn Wax Museum.
Golf Resort Karlstejn
27 hole golf course Karlstejn, located in close vicinity of Penzion Karlštejn, offers its services not only to professional players but also to beginners, who can rent there complete equipment or hire a professional golf instructor.
In the vicinity of Karlstejn Township you can also visit:
Koneprusy Caves, Svaty Jan pod Skalou (St. John under the Cliff), Dub sedmi bratri (Seven Brothers Oak), the America Quarry or the nearby town Beroun.