Krivoklat Castle, Krivoklat

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Křivoklát Castle is located in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Křivoklát was founded in the 12th century, belonging to the kings of Bohemia. During the reign of Přemysl Otakar II a large, monumental royal castle was built, later rebuilt by king Václav IV and later enlarged by king Vladislav of Jagellon.
The castle was damaged by fire several times. It was turned into a harsh prison and the building slowly deteriorated. During the 19th century, the family of Fürstenberg became the owners of the castle and had it reconstructed after a fire in 1826.
Today the castle serves as a museum, tourist destination and place for theatrical exhibitions. Collections of hunting weapons, Gothic paintings and books are stored there.
The village of Křivoklát, founded in the 14th century, grew slowly below the castle.
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  • As a foreigner in this country, I'm amazed by the sights and history sometimes. It was very special to see one of the castles that belonged to King Charles the 4th, and was actually his summer place.....  more
    As a foreigner in this country, I'm amazed by the sights and history sometimes. It was very special to see one of the castles that belonged to King Charles the 4th, and was actually his summer place.....  more »
  • Purfect, really. Kids now 8 and 9 years and they mad a long tour about 80 minutes. Our tour guide was a professional who made interested even the kids with questions or crown jewelry... Very nice... 
    Purfect, really. Kids now 8 and 9 years and they mad a long tour about 80 minutes. Our tour guide was a professional who made interested even the kids with questions or crown jewelry... Very nice...  more »
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  • Suggesting to buy tickets online, because if the weather is good and during the weekend there might be a lot of people and exhibition tours has a limit, so might be sold out. Unfortunately the tours are only in czech language, but still it's nice to see the castle from inside. Double check via phone maybe they can organize it in English if you inform in advance.
  • A really nice castle 🏰 ! Definitely worth visiting . The stuff is really nice and even if you don't speak Czech, there is a written guide available in nearly every language. In our case two really nice guide explains us everything in English, even the tour was only available in Czech!! Thanks a lot for this wonderful experience 💕 The castle itself is in a very good condition and contains also a big library of the former owner. Also the Chapel is very nice 👌 Go there, be nice and the guides will show you everything!

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