Karlštejn Castle Chapels (exclusive tour)

Both most valuable and impressive rooms of this medieval castle with original and unique decoration. What will you see? Eastern wing of the Imperial Palace, the 2nd floor of the Marian Tower with the Church of the Virgin Mary and the St. Catherine Chapel, the Great Tower – stairway with original medieval wall painting decoration, Lapidarium (ground floor), castle gallery and exposition dedicated to architect Josef Mocker and his 19th-century reconstruction of the castle (1st floor) and the Chapel of the Holy Cross (2nd floor), the spiritual heart of Karlštejn Castle and once of the Holy Roman Empire as well. Due to a complicated and demanding content (religion, medieval art, spirituality...) and about 100 min duration, we do not recommend this tour to young children (up to 7 years of age). Prior booking required (by phone): +420 311 681 617. We prefer booking via telephone to avoid a complicated process of finding the right time for your visit in case of too many bookings. Thank you for your understanding. The tour is organised with guide only!

Photogallery of the 2nd tour

You can choose from the other tours:

Imperial Residence of Charles IV.
View from The Great Tower

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1-30. 4. closed
1. 5.-31. 5. tue–sun 9.35 – 16.35
1. 5. mon 9.35 – 16.35
8. 5. mon 9.35 – 16.35
1. 6.-30. 6. tue–sun 9.05 – 16.35
1. 7.-31. 7. mon–sun 9.05 – 17.35
12. 7. (We) closed
1. 8.-31. 8. mon–sun 9.05 – 17.35
1. 9.-30. 9. tue–sun 9.35 – 17.05
1. 10.-31. 10. tue–sun 9.35 – 16.05
1. 11.-31. 12 closed
1. 1-30. 4. closed


Guided tour only
  • Category Price
  • Adults 25 up to 64 years 560 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 450 CZK
  • Youth 18 up to 24 years 450 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 450 CZK
  • Children 6 up to 17 years 170 CZK
  • Children under 5 years 170 CZK
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons not available
  • "MK ČR" card * not available
  • ICOMOS card * not available
  • Seasonal NPÚ ticket not available
  • Single NPÚ tickets not available
  • NPÚ card free
  • "Náš člověk" card * free
  • * Valid only for one person (card holder)

Other tours

The tour includes historic interiors of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Imperial Palace and the 1st floor of the Marian Tower with valuable furnishings from the 14th–19th centuries (Courtiers Hall, Knights Hall with the St. Nicholas Chapel, Marian Tower Courtyard, Karlštejn Castle Deanery, Emperor´s Bedchamber with the St. Wenceslas Chapel,...

this tour is available today 10.00 – 15.00

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71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 55 minutes

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Upper floors of the Great Tower WITHOUT the visit of the Chapel of the Holy Cross. What will you see? Stairway with Gothic wallpaintings, former guardroom and armoury and an exclusive view from the highest point of the castle. The tour is organised with guide only!

this tour is not available today

4F17A2ED-8B52-4F67-8D80-EE0130BE50BE 200 CZK (full admission) 2F500991-B0F5-4AC5-9B90-2BBFBDCDFC45 Buy ticket

71B5B7E7-ACEA-4214-84EB-20FF073CEC43 duration 45 minutes

94D4AB38-6EA4-4B19-9C7F-17B845D49188 max. 16 people

Group reservation not necessary

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