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. A visit to Konopiste Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Benesov sightseeing planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you have been interested in the history, you need to go also. Best - in the summer. April is very unfriendly and makes the Eindruvk even darker and sadder. You may make no pictures inside - why always (I think it's stupid)
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  • We only had time to do one tour so we did tour 2 which highlighted some of the castle, some of the animals and the armour. The armour collection was amazing! It was great to see up close things you re...  more »
  • Custom lock will pay off in peace and look at him, even with binoculars. Interiors are legendary and just beautiful itself. Mined here from the past what I can ...
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  • One of the most interesting castles in the Czech republic. The interior is very rich and authentic, in the outside there are bears in the gardens and also other forest animals on the way up to the castle
  • An interesting castle near a nice lake. It belonged to the Crown Prince Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered WWI. Has a large, interesting weapons collection and huge number of trophies.
  • Beautiful, historic castle and grounds. Extremely knowledgeable guides. Definitely recommend a guided tour of the castle.
  • Beautiful place! I don't understand why there is only one bear! The bear was sad and bored!
  • Very nice castle, with a lot of recent history, mainly Franz Ferdinands life. Tons of his collections of armors, weapons and trophys.

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