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Konopiste Castle

Czech Republic
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Ranked #93 of 814 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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 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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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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Delft, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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