The Karlstejn Castle in the Czech Republic was constructed in 1348 and is a very exceptional castle for its historical importance and the incredible architectural design. The construction of this castle took over seven years with some of the internal areas prolonged until 1365.The individual parts of the Karlstejn Castle in Czech Republic are all situated at various height levels which makes this castle an even greater prominent structure. The castle is dominated by a massive tower whose floor plan consists of sides of 25 and 17 meters.The King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV built the Karlstejn Castle mainly as a safe place to keep reliquaries and the crown jewels. The most impressive part of the castle is the Chapel where the walls are adorned with over one hundred panel paintings of saints from the workshop of Master Theodorik. These paintings account for one of the largest collections of Gothic panel paintings in the world.The Karlstejn Castle in the Czech Republic has tours available for viewing this incredible structure of early centuries and learning some of the ancient legends that happened behind these enormous walls. A trip to Karlstein in the Czech Republic, Europe can probably be done in a day if you are just going to explore the castle and shop at the street markets but if a round of golf is in your plans you might want to hang around for a few days.Karlstein Castle, Karlstein, Czech Republic, Europe
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 300mm.
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