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Konopiste Castle, Bohemia

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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. Put Konopiste Castle into our Benesov trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Benesov.
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  • There is no need to take a tour from Prague to reach the castle. We took the train to Benesov, which took about 50 minutes from Prague at an incredibly low cost. The train is nice, people were very he...  more »
  • A beautiful castle with a modified environment. In the moat is ' where we had the opportunity to observe a bear for a long time when feeding. The Castle has beautiful interior and exterior. From tours, I was a little disappointed, because I'm on the Internet has chosen to tour Hunting route-interested me mainly trophies, armor, weapons, ... but this tour was not offered on site. Recommend us a tour of the first circuit, where we went through at least a corridor with trophies. Some are really impressive, especially the heads of the two water buffalo. Unfortunately, the lock may not take pictures. Our guide was a young boy who started that day, but in addition to his nervousness and přeřeků all in cool, still, he said, about 50 times for the tour). Somewhere it must learn. holt I'm sure this place belongs to the category of monuments that you simply must see:-)
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  • A beautiful castle and if you know the famous story of Franz Ferdinand and Sarajevo the tour 3 really added to the picture of this part of history. His aristocratic lifestyle is fully on show with so ...  more »
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  • Pretty cool place with lots of walking options. Didn't do the tour as it did t seem worth the price. The garden should be impressive in the summer. Nice places to sit in the sun. Closed a bit early -6pm. Cool bear
  • Beautiful and spacious place. Amazing tours. Better if you go there with touristic group or by your own at mornings. Castle opens at 10:00
  • The castle is beautiful with a very modern look and spectacular nature surrounding it. I especially enjoyed the lake. It was fantastic walking around it. The park was also mesmerizing with it massive length and numerous different things to see like a cute little park. Definitely would pay a visit, but at the same time isn't anything special. You can find similar things all over the Czech Republic, especially Prague. It is however something a bit new, which is nice.
  • Nice guided tour. Ask for the English tour if it is not scheduled. They may run it on request
  • Old good romantic czech geritage ..

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