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Konopiste Castle

Czech Republic
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Ranked #88 of 820 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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

OK so he shot thousands of animals for fun - ironic that he ultimately became the victim of a shooting with dire international consequences - but the castle outside Benesov is a joy to behold. Ancient but modernised to high standards at the end of the 19th century this castle was the bolt hole of the Austrian heir and his... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The trip was fun, travel short. When we reached the reception and parking, we saw that there was a toy train to the castle. So, we all got up in the train. Sweet little train, in an amazing terrain and what an first impression... its a fairytale castle... There was this small walking route that went to the castle entrance.... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's questionable whether seeing the bloody clothing of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, as well as the bullet that killed her is in good taste, but knowing it was a bullet from the same gun at the same time that caused World War I is a great experience. There are three tours, and if you have time only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Beautiful castle. We had English speaking guide (you have to reserve him in advance by mail). There are thousands of hunting trophies, also big collection of hunting weapons and equipment (guns, armor, spears,..) Lot of paintings of members of Habsburg Monarchy.

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New York City, New York
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46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum offered a guided tour of the public rooms of this castle. Franz Joseph apparently hunted anything that moved on four legs, including the head of an American bison displayed among all of the antlers. For an additional fee, we could have progressed to the monarch's private quarters. We were simply toured-out by this point.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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61 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very nice castle outside Prague, easy to access. The rainy day we have visited the castle was one of our best. Walking thought the gardens and the hill in order to reach the castle was a nice rainy experience. Castle is very beautiful and worth the visit to see each room to see the thousands of hunting trophies and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The castle is beautiful, gardens too but the staff (mainly those in the box office)behaved unprofessionally. For English speaking tourists there are audio guides but the length compare to Czech version is on half. And...do not try ITIC card, you would hear quite contemptuous response. If you would like to come to the castle by bus from Benesov, you would... More

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Castle has been preserved exactly as Archduke Franz Ferdinand left it a hundred years ago, based on photographs of the time. We took the Tour I in English as it was the next available English tour. The tours last about an hour, and it is certainly interesting to see the rooms as they were, with furniture, artwork, and household... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The place is nice to see, I have not been inside but from the utside it looks very nice. There is a lot of places to walk around, roses garden ect You can walk to a place where there is a minigolf and spent more time there.

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Launceston, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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