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Konopiste Castle

Czech Republic
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Ranked #56 of 748 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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New Forest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

try to avoid this during the tourist season. Gets very busy but well worth a visit, and take plently of fluids as it gets very hot in the summer (approximately mid 30s)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is definitely for castle and history lovers. The interior of the castle is right from medieval movie and collection of arms by Franz Ferdinant is simply outstanding and very rich. Well worth the half day trip and the tour, you won't be dissapointed. To get the tickets you would need to get to castle inner yeard and then... More

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Bangalore, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We drove to the castle from Prague in winter. It was a nice drive not too long. The castle is spectacular, very well. Drained and loafed with art and history. The armory room and the hunting trophies are astonishing. The restaurant in the castle was simple yet so good. It was the best meal we had on our entire trip.... More

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