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Konopiste Castle

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Address: Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420-317-721-366
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Description: Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a...
Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a magnificent example of the medieval fortification architecture influenced by the French.
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Nice castle close to Prague

The castle and the woods around it is very nice, I would appreciate it more if there would be some place around it where I could get some healthy food ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The castle and the woods around it is very nice, I would appreciate it more if there would be some place around it where I could get some healthy food ;)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Not the easiest of places to get to and, once there, the signposting from car park to entry is not great. However it is the most peaceful place, set in extensive, heavily wooded grounds which you can wander around. The castle is not huge, but what appears to be a (rather annoying) Czech practice of breaking a visit into multiple... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This ia a beautiful castle with an impressive history. WWI buffs will not want to miss the castle of Franz Ferdinand. Beware, he was an avid hunter and there are hundreds of 'trophies' hanging in the hunter hall. I was very disappointed that they keep bears in a small enclosure on the premises.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a must do if you're at all into the Habsburgs or WWI. And it's only about a 40 minute train from Prague. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lived here until assassinated in Sarajevo. The only place they were truly happy (he didn't marry a high enough noble...but instead married for love...go figure!). Be sure to take... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Konopiste seems to be a much less popular tour from Prague than Karlstein Castle. But where's the latter looks great from a distance but palls as you get closer, Konopiste is the opposite. Home to Franz Ferdinand (assisted at Sarajevo) the interior is a treasure trove and there are four different tours you can go on (one needs to be... More 

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West Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Definitely worth the day trip from Prague if you enjoy history...enjoyed tour 3 the most. We did Karlstejn on the same day using Mike's Chauffeur Service...Konopiste was much more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took the tour that included the weapons - very interesting family history as well - was not expecting this to be so interesting. Franz Ferdinand was an unusual character, as, seemingly, was the rest of the imperial family.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

When in Prague and interested in recent history; it is highly recommended to visit Konopiste Castle. This is the place where Franz-Ferdinand from Habsburg lived before he was assassinated in Sarajevo; an event that triggered the start of the First World War. Try to reserve the English tour of the private chambers of Franz-Ferdinand (number 3). This will provide you... More 

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Gateshead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had to go, you gotta go, the drive there is beautiful, out of Prague but not too far, fairytale castle with a real bear in a moat....just make sure you check it's open! Have to go again! Wonderful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If it walked, it got slaughtered. He killed more animals in his lifetime than anyone on earth. The castle is adorned with head of every kind of animal you can imagine. Including entire families of mom, dad and babies. He was a ruthless killer. It almost overshadows the rest of the history of Archduke Ferdinand. Whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered... More 

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Address: Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420-317-721-366
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia

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