Few foreign tourists come to the Czech Republic without visiting that gem of Czech castles, Karlstejn, just 30 km west of Prague. The castle was built in the second half of the 14th century by Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, with the castle's Chapel of the Holy Rood intended to house the imperial coronation jewels. After 19 years of restoration work, the chapel has once again been opened to the public and consecrated. reports.
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