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Konopiste Castle became famous as the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered World War I. Stop by to the castle's museum to see the bullet that killed him, which was fired by Gavrilo Princip. Take a guided tour to see Ferdinand's residential rooms, a shooting hall with moving targets (he was an avid hunter), and a garden with Italian Renaissance statues and greenhouses. Explore the third-largest European collection of armory and medieval weapons, as well as a large collection of antlers. A visit to Konopiste Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Benesov sightseeing planner to plot your vacation.
Tours to Konopiste Castle
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Cesky Krumlov Private day trip from Prague with Lunch and Castle admission
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private day trip from Prague to Konopiště castle and Hluboka Castle
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Konopiste Castle reviews
A trip back in time to the castle with a group of colleagues from a conference held nearby. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and we all enjoyed the experience. The walk up to the...
A trip back in time to the castle with a group of colleagues from a conference held nearby. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and we all enjoyed the experience. The walk up to the... more »
Good time in castle Konopiště tour near Prague in great forrest walking Path after good lunch in local
Good time in castle Konopiště tour near Prague in great forrest walking Path after good lunch in local more »
Being a history buff, I looked forward to learning about the Arch Duke and his ties to the beginning of World War I. The castle is authentic and one notices this right from the beginning. The tour..... more
Being a history buff, I looked forward to learning about the Arch Duke and his ties to the beginning of World War I. The castle is authentic and one notices this right from the beginning. The tour..... more »
The place is really good for a day trip. Good place to discover history and how it changed. To know what happened to them and how beautiful where the armours. There are restaurant near. Big garden to wall around and even feed some animals. Its 30mins walk to city center to take transportation back to Prague. Great walk in the nature!
Very interesting castle to visit, it was the castle of Franz Ferdinand and his huge weapons collection is still there. You have to book a tour in advance with a guide, there are multiple tours of different parts of the castle. Tours are in Czech but there were audioguides in other languages available. No pictures allowed inside but really worth a visit. Nice grounds with garden and lake outside as well.
We love spending time here with our kids. They really enjoy the surroundings, the peacocks walking around, having a picnic, watching the bear, buying tasty sweets from chocolate factory, feeding the animals (we always bring carrots with us). We've been here in all seasons, but best time for visiting the place is during spring when all flowers bloom. During summer its pretty crowded, but still worths, during autumn are the best landscapes.
Overall one of the nicest castles we visited - rich history and lots of things to see inside. You need to choose one out of four possible tours (10-15 EUR/person) based on your interest. I couldn't find a way to combine 2 or more together without spending whole day here. English speaking people can get an audio book for 2 EUR (no english tours available today). Payment by card is possible, online information about tours is not matching reality.
Great place for whole day. Lots of to see. There is birds of prey exhibition, 18th century clothing exhibition along with 4 routes inside the castle.
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