The Impressive Karlstejn Castle In The Czech Republic Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
From the catalogues of World Wide Gifts comes this acrylic fridge magnet featuring Karlstejn Castle In The Czech Republic. The castle was built by the Bohemian King Charles IV, who was also Holy Roman Emperor. The building was constructed to house valuables of the Bohemian monarchy and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. Construction began in 1348 and was completed with the consecration of the Chapel of the Holy Cross in 1365. Its step like construction means visitors have to ascend to a variety of levels to visit its different buildings. The current appearance of Karlstejn Castle, as seen on our fridge magnet, follows its last rebuilding at the end of the nineteenth century, in puristic neo-Gothic style.
Visiting Karlstejn Castle In The Czech Republic
Today Karlstejn Castle is open to the public to take guided tours; three tours are available depending on the time of year. On these tours visitors to the castle can see such sights as the private halls of Charles IV, the Church of Our Lady, and the Great Tower. Karlstejn Castle is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. Specific ceremonial rooms are dedicated for use at these events but other areas of the castle are available for use at certain times of day if requested. Any area of Karlstejn Castle would make for a lovely wedding venue. It is an impressive location as can be seen from the picture on our acrylic fridge magnet.