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Karlštejn Castle and Glass Works Nižbor

1 Day
Discover the secret of how Czech cut glass is made on a typical Bohemian glassworks factory. During this exciting trip, you will also explore the majesty of the famous gothic castle Karlštejn, founded by the emperor Charles IV in 1348.
PROGRAM

Follow us to Nižbor glassworks, where the craft of glassblowing and sculpting dates back to 1903. You will explore the melting department, quality control department, glass cutting department and the painter´s studio. Each tour participant receives a special souvenir at the end of their visit.  

Our journey then continues to the majestic, and most impressive, Bohemian gothic castle Karlštejn. It’s walls are surrounded by a peaceful forest, just about 35 km from Prague. It was built by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping the holy relics, and Czech coronation jewels. Many legends have been told about this extraordinary fort: For instance, no women were allowed to enter the castle gates. After the tour, enjoy a relaxing walk in the small, picturesque village of Karlštejn. Explore the myriad of souvenir shops and cozy restaurants, right below the walls.

 

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Karlštejn Castle and Glass Works Nižbor



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