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Kasteel Karlstejn
Czech Republic

High Gothic castle founded in 1348, which has a unique position among Czech castles. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures, especially Charles's collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire.

[bron: http://www.hradkarlstejn.cz]

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Uploaded: 30/08/2011
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