Karlsteijn castle's Chapel of the Holy Cross was intended to house the imperial coronation jewels as well as other precious royal artifacts. The holder of this historic collection was recognized as the rightful ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. Charles IV had Karlstejn castle built for the safekeeping of his collection of holy relics, including a splinter of wood from Jesus's Cross. The Chapel of the Holy Cross, located in the main tower of the castle, served as a vault for the coronation jewels. Its walls are inlaid with semi-precious stones and bear a famous series of 129 paintings of saints by the famous Gothic painter, Master Theodoric. A visit to the chapel has to be booked in advance and is possible only by reservation from April through October. A visit to the main route - representative halls, including the hall where the St. Wenceslas crown was kept and now its exact jewelry replica is possible without a preliminary order on any day except Monday.
Karlstejn is a place of many secrets. We will reveal some of these secrets as I invite you to join me on this most fascinating tour.
n request, a tour to Karlstejn can be combined with one of the places of interests such as Koneprusy caves, the largest cave area in the country, Beroun town with the Beroun Brewery or a small glassworks.