The cobblestone streets in Karlstein in the Czech Republic are just the beginning to the quaintness that surrounds this village. Tourists wander through the street browsing through the shops that have a wide display of unique items. Some of the intriguing gifts are handmade by the talented people of the Czech Republic and can only be bought in Karlstein while others such as Venetian masks, Pilsner Beer Gift Sets and porcelain dolls can be found throughout the Czech Republic.Tourists enjoy the beautiful scenic view of the Karlstein Castle as they wander about the village which is not a sight that is easily missed. This historic castle sits on the hilltop overlooking the entire village and it does not seem to matter where you are in Karlstein, you can relax after a day of shopping and take in the beauty of the castle.After exploring the village of Karlstein, venture up the hill to the castle and tour through this incredible piece of history that has been staring down upon you. Tourists think they have done all their shopping when they leave the village, but once they start up the hill, market stalls line the lane with more fascinating items for sale.Many people find the quietness of Karlstein village a nice break from the fast city life of Prague in the Czech Republic. Prague is filled with tourists and only eighteen miles out of the city, the village of Karlstein awaits you.Karlstein Castle towering above the village of Karlstein, Czech Republic, Europe
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/4.0, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 58mm.
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