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Krivoklat Castle

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Address: Krivoklat 47, Krivoklat 270 23, Czech Republic
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+420 313 558 440

First built as a hunting lodge, this castle became famous as a dungeon for...

First built as a hunting lodge, this castle became famous as a dungeon for political prisoners in the 12th century.

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Good place for castle-lovers not far from Prague

I like this type of castles as a real fortress not just palace. So you may catch the feeling of fortress defender staying on the top of the walls. And also good picure views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I like this type of castles as a real fortress not just palace. So you may catch the feeling of fortress defender staying on the top of the walls. And also good picure views from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

One of the most impressive castles in Czech Republic and all central europe, it was build at the peak of the medieval castle building era right before invention of firearms

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Tour of the castle from 12th century, takes 80 min and the guide will show you gothic and 19th century part of the castle. The castle is open only until 3 PM in winter and if you get there in winter please layer up as inside of castle is sometimes colder than outside. We were lucky to have amazing guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice castle in the middle of large woods, I have been there several times usually on some special occasion. The best was Krivoklani this October 2016

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are planning a long trip just to see this castle you'd better change your mind. It's an old castle (900 years old) very well preserved and nothing more.

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South Haven, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It was a scenic and somewhat long drive from Plzen to Krivoklat...just to find it is closed because they are making a movie there. Oh, well, looked interesting but also lots of scaffolding on it. So, off to Karlstejn Castle instead.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lots of history and very good gun collection worth a visit, great view from castle on nice green hils around and in to the waley.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The drive to the castle is really nice. I was traveling during summer and the drive to Krivoklat was really relaxing and wonderful. The castle is on a small kind of hill and is called Krivoklat because of the uneven surface on which it was built on. There are tours which range from 45 mins to 90 mins. The tours... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The castle is in the middle of a beautiful forest. We went by car and we parked it very close, near a restaurant. The rest of the way we walked. At the entrance of the castle you can find a shop with souvenirs and tickets. Also a museum. The museum is not very big but is cute and is for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing castle wit massive history just love it . Definitely worth to visit with your friends or family.

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