Tables groaning under the weight of roasted meats and other delicacies. Pages pouring this year's first wine into cups for the royal society. Have a seat at the feast table next to His Majesty Charles IV.
The scene in which King Charles IV hosts the cream of the society and philosophizes on the character of the Czech nation was filmed in the interiors of Karlštejn Castle, not a studio. Begin in the Banqueting Hall, it will embrace you with an atmosphere of royal feasts. The Presence Chamber will make you imagine how the Duke of Bavaria and the King led their talks here. The Hall of Ancestors and its walls offer many majestic portraits of famous noblemen and Czech rulers. The Knights' Hall prides itself with an ancient wooden ceiling and decorated furniture.
The spirit of Charles IV is still present at Karlštejn. Do you know that in 2016 it would be his 700th birthday?