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Konopiste Castle

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Address: Konopiste 1 | Benešov, 256 01, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 317721366
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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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Animals and grumpiness

The guide in the castle have been grumpy and I do not agree with keeping animals like that. Other than that the castle have loads to offer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Stepill2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The guide in the castle have been grumpy and I do not agree with keeping animals like that. Other than that the castle have loads to offer.

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Thank Stepill2
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place. Quiet and beautiful in the middle of the forest. Amazing garden for walking. The castle is very nice renovated, full of historical furniture, hunting trophies and pictures.

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Thank Miloslav Z
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Amazing architecture. Lots of history behind. Loved the bears, peacocks and the deer. Beautiful gardens.

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Thank Dashers2014
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Konopiste Castel was the hunting lodge of Frans Ferdinand and contains many of the the 272,511 animals he shot and ironically the bullet that killed him as well. His best day he ended the life of around 2000 living creatures. And the many corridors and halls are with stuffed animals, as you would expect from someone who's hobby is wholesale... More 

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Cedar City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

What an amazing chateau! Well worth the 40 km drive from Prague. This was the home of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Built in the late 13th Century. Fascinating to tour the rooms and see how the aristocracy lived.

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Thank Janet M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The castle was magnificent with several tours to choose from - although I personally find it frustrating that you always have to join tours at Czech castles and cannot look around yourself. There were wonderful animals for our children - a bear, peacocks, birds of prey - which made the trip especially fun for them. The downside was the restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This magnificent castle is not just for the big-game hunter, even though the walls are covered with the hunting trophies of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand d'Este. The furniture and art collections are unparalleled - and incredibly accurate for the period, as the place was virtually locked up when he was assassinated in 1914, and sat undisturbed until the Nazis plundered it.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Lovely place for a visit, even with small kids, you do not necessarily have to go to the castle, but just walk around in the parks, grab a cold one and enjoy the views.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Konopiste is more of a small palace than a genuine fortified castle now but it does have a great medieval arms museum that makes the whole visit worthwhile. The building itself is somewhat interesting and the gardens are quite nice if you are there when they are in bloom. I wouldn't recommend it if you are not interested in the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Konopiště is only one hour drive from Prague so it can be done as a half day tour during your Prague stay. The last owner of this historical castle was the Austrian successor to the throne Franz Ferdinand d´Este, the guy who was assasinated in Sarajevo 1914. The castle was his main residence and it has been maintained very well.... More 

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