Konopiste Castle

Konopiste Castle, Bohemia: Address, Phone Number, Konopiste Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Konopiste Castle
4.5
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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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Behr-H96
54 contributions
Great castle
Sep 2020 • Family
After a short walk from the parking lot you arrive at the castle. Really nice building with a terrace that allows nice views over a lake and the park.
Written September 9, 2020
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Jana R
9 contributions
Nice one day trip close to prague
Mar 2020
Take a train ride to Benesov and explore the walk to Konopiste from there. Nice museum which is open from 31st March till summer end. Nice restaurant with wild menu available for food lovers.
Written March 10, 2020
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Sohnee83
Prague, Czech Republic16 contributions
So beautiful and impresive
Oct 2019 • Friends
Not only the place is amazing but the collection at the castle is crazy!!! Our guide was super friendly and I think they take care of the place perfectly
Written October 18, 2019
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David D
Moscow, Russia231 contributions
Very good
Aug 2019
Very nice lake near the castle and excellent morning walk, or a great for morning run. Castle is very nice as well.
Written September 22, 2019
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Sharon G
Warrenville158 contributions
day trip from Prague
Sep 2019
We had a local friend who could drive us on a day trip from Prague so we chose Konopiste and Lidice. We took the little train from the parking lot to the castle, but walked back since you couldn't rely on the train coming at any time. There were two tours, but if I understand what happened, only one had the english audio guide. But the story of Ferdinand and Franz Joseph was an interesting one; we caught a quick glimpse of the bear int he moat, and had a good time. We particularly enjoyed our drinks in the chocolate room.
Written September 18, 2019
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HarshaNaran
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
Girls trip to visit the Castle and experienced mushroom picking adventure in the forest
Sep 2019 • Friends
A picturesque drive to a quaint Castle surrounded by lush vegetation , a large lake , a meticulous rose garden , peacocks , deer and even a bear . Great outdoor coffee shop within the courtyard . Mushroom picking within the forest a fabulous experience . Learnt to identify poisonous mushrooms versus the most delicious and must sought out mushrooms 👍
Written September 17, 2019
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custardpudding
MA222 contributions
Awesome Tour #3 with Adam
Jul 2019 • Family
Adam’s tour of the private rooms and hunting galleries of the castle was simply top notch and definitely worth more than 5 stars! Impeccable English, full of interesting information, not the least boring even for a minute but not hyperbolic. Adam was also graciously patient with our 2 young boys who sometimes had random odd questions. We wish we could do the other tours of the castle with Adam!
We booked Tour #3 via email a couple of weeks before our visit and correspondence with Helena was smooth, helpful, and easy. We were the only guests in the tour.
Photos are forbidden indoors which is a shame. Perhaps consider allowing some spots where photos are allowed.
Parking is quite far fr the entrance.
Written July 2, 2019
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KOVH
60 contributions
Excellent castle if you like the Hapsburgs or medieval armor
Jun 2019 • Family
The castle is not too far from Prague and made for a nice easy day trip. It is just one train ride, one bus ride, and a short walk to the castle. There are multiple tour options, we opted for the one including all the armories and it was fantastic. The collection is immense and impressive. Everyone at the site was very friendly and helpful. The site also has lots of nice areas for a picnic and for kids to run around.
Written June 24, 2019
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Accessible Travel Guy
Yukon, Canada764 contributions
If you like climbing stairs, long walks with big inclines, and working out this place is a dream!
Jun 2019 • Friends
This review is only of the exterior of the castle! They do not offer English tours that I saw, so I wasn’t prepared to pay the small price to tour inside. There are no elevators inside so a lot of stairs to climb. Walking up to the castle requires a lot of physical effort and to be honest I was exhausted getting up to the castle! There’s ridiculous inclines you have to walk up, minimal areas to sit and the weather was +32 which made for a sweaty adventure! Once in the main square of the castle there are some options for drinks and desserts! It’s a nice way to cool off and there are some outside seating options for you!
Once the last registered owner of the castle was killed while he was away , this triggered the start of WW1 which I have been told! So to know this and to be in such a historical place is quite something!
There are deer, owls, peacocks and bears which you can see in enclosed areas outside the castle, there were no fees to walk up to the castle and to walk into the inner main courtyard... you just have to pay if you’re getting a snack or taking a tour.
I don’t recommend this place for people with mobility impairments or wheelchair users due to the high degree of inclines, lack of seating getting up to the castle, the number of stairs and lack of English speaking tours. I think this place could do a better job with making the experience for people with mobility challenges much more easier ie. drop off/pick up areas at front of castle etc.
Written June 15, 2019
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Vasilka S
28 contributions
This place is such a gem
May 2019 • Couples
The castle is around an 1 hour traveling from Prague. You can take the train and then you will have to walk around half an hour.
The castle is just wonderful and is a must-see place. It is better to book the tickets for the tour on Internet, because the places in the tour groups are limited.

The park around the castle is enormous - there are peacocks and pheasant who are walking around. There is also a bear, who is very funny and lazy (don't worry, it is in a special place, so it's not dangerous).
Written June 1, 2019
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