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Konopiste Castle

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Address: Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420-317-721-366
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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.
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Fascinating visit - not to be missed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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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 

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West Vancouver
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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.

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Chicago
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

When in Prague and interested in recent history; it is highly recommended to visit Konopiste Castle. This is the place where Franz-Ferdinand from Habsburg lived before he was assassinated in Sarajevo; an event that triggered the start of the First World War. Try to reserve the English tour of the private chambers of Franz-Ferdinand (number 3). This will provide you... More 

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Gateshead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had to go, you gotta go, the drive there is beautiful, out of Prague but not too far, fairytale castle with a real bear in a moat....just make sure you check it's open! Have to go again! Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If it walked, it got slaughtered. He killed more animals in his lifetime than anyone on earth. The castle is adorned with head of every kind of animal you can imagine. Including entire families of mom, dad and babies. He was a ruthless killer. It almost overshadows the rest of the history of Archduke Ferdinand. Whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are in the Czech Republic you must never rule this out. Money is just money and since it is still quite affordable for someone with money to fly to Europe, you can at least spend on your credit card the most unique places in the world. Konopiste is about an hour away from Prague and the scenery breath... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a smaller castle (as castles go) about 30 to 40 minutes from the center of Prauge!! The castle dates back to the 13th Century, with a lot of differet owners! Tours are given in Czech and English! There are a couple of different tours depending on how much time you have! Have lunch or a snack in the... More 

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Lindsay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped at this castle on our way to Prague for a 45 minute tour of the castle and lunch at the restaurant. I understand that there is also a tour of the grounds. The former owner, Archduke Ferdinand, and his collections of hunting trophies and firearms are morbidly fascinating. Good for history buffs. Some of the tours are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you know who Franz Ferdinand is, and you like history, you will enjoy a day here. The castle is amazing, and the stories of Franz Ferdinand are so interesting. It's amazing just how much he loved to hunt, and all of his trophies show that! It's a great day trip for both a historical visit, and a beautiful walk... More 

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Address: Address: Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420-317-721-366
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia

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