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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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Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

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Surprisingly interesting - home of the Prince who's assassination set off WWI

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Calgary, Canada
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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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have visited Konopiste Castle several times and never tire of the experience. Set in a massive park with an impressive sized lake. This freezes over in Winter and can be walked across, otherwise it can be walked around at other times of the year.The castle itself is full of artefacts and stuffed animal heads. It is more like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I came here several times over the years and love the beautiful surroundings as much as the castle. We have always traveled from Prague by car, so it was a relatively short trip. The czech countryside has many castles one can visit and if you are a castle fan or a hunting enthusiast you will definitely enjoy coming here. However,... More 

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