Gold one ounce medal Karlštejn castle proof
Our country is, due to its rich history, an inexhaustible reservoir of jewels from all periods of history and artistic trends. If we wanted to select only a handful of them, which would represent the Czech Republic in the challenging global competition, we certainly would not miss an architectural gem from the 14th century - Karlštejn Castle. This unique object was highlighted by many artists in their pieces of work during centuries, and now The Czech Mint joins the celebration of the exceptional castle, and dedicatesan extraordinary issue of investment one-ounce gold medal to it.
Unusual terraced arrangement of single buildings offers visitors a truly breathtaking experience. From the lowest lying parts: the Outer ward, the Well Tower and the Burgrave House you can go up to the five-floor Imperial Palace and the Marian Tower placed over it. The highest point of the promontory is dominated by the 60 meters high Big Tower and mighty fortifications. The interior of the castle hides the original paintings from the 14th century and in the Chapel of the Holy Cross there are 129 wall paintings by the Gothic painter Master Theodoric. The impressive castle area also houses the largest national portrait gallery of Czech rulers and a replica of St. Wenceslas coronation crown of the Czech kings.