We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Konopiste Castle

#104 of 1,712 things to do in Bohemia
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420-317-721-366
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$109*
and up
Konopiste Chateau, Cesky Sternberk Castle and...
Top Rated
More Info
$45*
and up
Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Day Trip from Prague

The castle is open from April to October. We took a train from Prague Central to visit the Castle (about an hour journey) and then a walk of about 2.5 km from the station. Take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Legion101
,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
644 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The castle is open from April to October. We took a train from Prague Central to visit the Castle (about an hour journey) and then a walk of about 2.5 km from the station. Take the time to visit the Cemetery Church of All Saints and the Ossuary! Baroque palace built over a medieval & Renaissance castle and once home... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Gabriel, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hired a wonderful private guide (Renata Blaskova) and a driver for a day trip to the Bohemian countryside from Prague. Our first stop at Konopiste Castle was well worth the time and expense. We took tour #1 which gave us a good overview of the history of the castle, architecture, furnishings, political history, and the life of Archduke Franz Ferndinand.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
584 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Built on Gothic foundations, the castle was rebuilt into a beautiful romantic Renaissance palace. The building and its magnificent garden, call for beautiful photos and offer a good few hours of peaceful walk around. It used to be the property of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was later murdered in Sarajevo in 1914.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Parker, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Level Contributor
119 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Vancouver
Level Contributor
91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Konopiste Castle also viewed

Karlstejn, Central Bohemian Region
 
Cesky Sternberk, Central Bohemian Region
Bohemia, Czech Republic
 

Been to Konopiste Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Konopiste Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?