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Konopiste Castle

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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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Excellent medieval arms and armor museum

Konopiste is more of a small palace than a genuine fortified castle now but it does have a great medieval arms museum that makes the whole visit worthwhile. The building itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Konopiste is more of a small palace than a genuine fortified castle now but it does have a great medieval arms museum that makes the whole visit worthwhile. The building itself is somewhat interesting and the gardens are quite nice if you are there when they are in bloom. I wouldn't recommend it if you are not interested in the... More 

1 Thank jbg74
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Konopiště is only one hour drive from Prague so it can be done as a half day tour during your Prague stay. The last owner of this historical castle was the Austrian successor to the throne Franz Ferdinand d´Este, the guy who was assasinated in Sarajevo 1914. The castle was his main residence and it has been maintained very well.... More 

2 Thank Jana N
falmouth, maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We were driving from Kutna Hora to Ceske Budejovice on a deadline as we had to meet a friend for dinner in Budejovice. We had a bunch of things on our itinerary to look at on the way but it became obvious we weren't going to get to see them, so we chose Konopiste, the home of Archduke Ferdinand; the... More 

2 Thank chimayred
Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I realized that some may not like the fact that Franz Ferdinand killed stuffed and displayed 900 animals alone in the entrance hall, but the overall experience of viewing this amazing castle rooms in the south wing was amazing to me. To walk through the rooms and halls of the Ferdinand castle knowing that his assassination partly caused WW1. The... More 

1 Thank Robert M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I quickly and easily traveled here by train from Prague, and it was a short walk from the train station. This castle/cottage is fun for those who enjoy history. There are numerous military artifacts and weaponry, as well as lots of mounted game. I also enjoyed that the theme of Konopiste is my namesake "St. George"... not sure if that... More 

1 Thank george_adamidis
Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We had tour 2 with a guide and one other family! The grounds were empty of tourist on a Wednesday in mid October! Great unique collections of weaponry, original furnishings and collectible paintings. It's a museum of history in their original settings. I only wish we could have taken tours 1and 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a luck to visit it when it was closed (check the open days). But still it was charming: apart of the impressive castle, there's a big picturesque park with a place to have a lunch, big lake and atmosphere of old times.

Thank Oleksandr G
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

First, what Justin T said was basically true. The blond girl tour guide is smiling all the way - but I think she is stressed rather than enjoying the sadistic history of Franz Ferdinand. All curators I met in Czech are very knowledgeable historians about the Bohemian and mid-Europe history. Whether you like this Franz Ferdinand or not you have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I made a mistake, and didn't read enough about Franz Ferdinand, nor his "fondness" of hunting. He reportedly killed 300.000 animals (yes, you read that right) during his life. Thousands of animals were stuffed, preserved and exhibited in Konopiste. I eat meat and have no issues with animals being used for food. But what I have seen there was too... More 

1 Thank Justin T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Getting there: We traveled by train from Prague' main train station. The taxi from the train station to the castle's parking lot was 60CZK-less than $5.00. The staff member in the ticket off was very helpful with explaining the tour options. She also gave us information on the local public bus. From the parking lot and ticket office we took... More 

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