Karlštejn to Host a Beer Festival on May 14

Karlštejnský pivní festival

Karlštejn Castle is a foreboding yet fairy tale restored Gothic building set atop a hill, amidst evergreen forests, 30 kilometers south-west of Prague.

It’s one of three famous castles close to the capital and an easy day trip by car, train, or guided tour.

The castle is the fifth most visited castle in the Czech Republic and has a storied past, once housing the Bohemian crown jewels during the reign of Charles IV.

On May 14, 2022, starting at 11 am, it will host one of the most important beer festivals in the country.

You can taste beer from different breweries, such as Pilsner Urquell, Kozel, Gambrinus, Radegast and craftbeers like Hostomice, Panaczech, Brewi, Malý Janek, Vik and many others.  You can find more information here.

After 11:00, you can also learn how to pour a perfect draft beer, with the help of different brewmasters from the Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

The skills they possess are quite unique. For this very reason, cooperage was added to the National List of Cultural Heritage in 2018!


  • 13:00 Music band – Realita Another round of pouring draft beer teaching, public contests (the fastest drinker, beer relay, double beer drink contest, and others)
  • 16:00 Music band – Green Day Prague Idiots
  • 17:30 The most popular beer of the festival contest 20:00 Music band Botox
  • 21:55 Final song and festival closure

Entry fee: 200 CZK/adult, 150 CZK/6-18 years, 600 CZK families with more than 2 children (organizers will provide a kid corner with games, face painting and much more!)

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