The plan for my last full day in Prague was to visit Karlštejn Castle, roughly an hour by train south of the city. Unfortunately for us, it was closed on Mondays (who knew?). But this made for a fun and quick look at a small town in the Czech countryside with hardly anyone there. And the train ride was less than $3 round trip, so there’s little reason to complain.
View of the Vltava river, walking towards the train station.
Waiting for the regional train to the countryside.
Unknown train station outside of town.
View of Karlštejn, past the train station, before reaching the main road towards the castle.
Looking towards Karlštejn Castle from the village.
There were many restaurants and shops in town, but because the castle was closed, hardly anyone was there.
View from just outside the castle, looking back towards the town.
Wall art near the train station.
Railroad tracks behind a simple fence.
Later in the day, a view of the basilica in the main castle from below.
The castle grounds were nearly empty at night, despite the fact that they’re open till midnight every day.
Back side of the basilica, lit up at night.
View from the castle complex, nearing midnight.