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Konopiste Castle

Czech Republic
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Ranked #70 of 781 attractions in Bohemia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a magnificent example of the medieval fortification architecture influenced by the... more » Owner description: Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a magnificent example of the medieval fortification architecture influenced by the French. « less
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Launceston, Australia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
168 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Located near Benesov was this beautifully set castle of which we had high expectations for our visit. First the positives. There is a lovely walk up to the castle and on the way you pass a fenced deer paddock who love a handful of grass. In the castle moat is a unique Long Eared Bear who was quite entertaining. The... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited Konopiste Castle as a side trip from Prague (via Kutna Hora, a much better choice). The markings were not clear from the road and we parked down below for 60Kc. There is free parking a bit farther up the road which is also closer to the castle. The sign indicates that the castle is 2km from the parking... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a hire car and drove to Konopiste Chateau. It was about 40 minute drive from Prague centre. Car parking is available at cost 60crown. Them you can walk up to Chateau or take the kiddy train for 60 crown each ( 40 crown for the return downhill journey). We booked same day for tour number 3, even in... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The tour of the private rooms (third floor) of the family of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (yes, the man whose assassination prompted World War 1) are not to be missed. Miraculously, they are virtually untouched from the early 1900s... even though the palace was appropriated first by the new Czech government in the wake of the fall of the Holy Roman... More

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Poznan, Poland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This castle is historical landmark. You can see what the life of one of the richest men of beginning of 20th century was like. Guided tours are available, and You can rent the audio guide. Most amazing collection of animal trophies. Food available in the castle is not as splendid as castle itself, but there are good places nearby.

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Ashdod, Israel
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

pleasantstop on a road trip. grounds and garden are nice. we didnt enter the castle as it is only possible on an organized tour- and we didnt want to wait 2 hours in the rain...

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Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

At the top of our list of things to do while in the Czech Republic was to go a visit the magnificent Franz Ferdinand's Palace. To mark my interest in history this year of course was the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia which took place in Serbia....the match that lit the flame which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Home of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand and setting for some scenes in The illusionist. There are three tours - I, II and III. I would Recommend III, which is the Arch Duke and his family's apartments. English language tours are more expensive but you can save by booking on a Czech tour and having an audio guide. We also took tour... More

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Cheter
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Such an interesting castle. Our guide was excellent . Not busy as it was early April. So glad we visited this castle unlike Karlstejn which was generally a disappointment. I believe there are 3 tours available. Ours was 2 which didn't include the Renaissance rooms. So enjoyed it we would go back to see the whole castle. Only disappointment was... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of many beautiful Czech castles. Lots of history and typical Czech portraits, armour, etc. Great views from the top and the peacock wandering in the garden gave a beautiful display. It is impossible to get a full external view due to growth of vegetation.

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