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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Franz Ferdinand and WWI

An important castle to see if you have the time. We were on a private tour with a small group which made the drive from Prague easy. A short but steep walk up an uneven path with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An important castle to see if you have the time. We were on a private tour with a small group which made the drive from Prague easy. A short but steep walk up an uneven path with some pebbles from the car park,but even with one new knee and one old knew I made it fine. You have to join... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful castle, but there are plenty of similar castles in Czech republic. Nice garden, lake, park around.

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Thank Aklie
Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

In 45 min driving from Prague, there is one of most amazing mansion you've ever seen... last residence of Arci dukes Franz Ferdinand, it is beautiful mantained and, differently from other mansions in Europe, it is still furnished. It seems that the imperial family still lives there!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was Jana. She was great. Not only was she full of historical facts, but we also had great conversations with her about everything inder the sun. We shared perspectives about life, economics, politics, etc etc. Turns out she has a pH.d. The castle tour was a self guided audio tour. Unfortunately we got in late because they had... More 

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Thank benHusa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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