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Konopiste Castle, Bohemia

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Other than the turrets at the corner of the castle, the building itself looks more like a huge mansion than a castle. From a photography viewpoint, the view is just so so. The inside of the castle on ...  more »
  • Took the train from Prague's main station to Benesov Station for less than $5 each. Across the street from the Benesov train station to your right is the Benesov bus station where you can catch a loca...  more »
  • it is a bit of an uphill struggle of walking to get to it. The little train we could not locate when we wanted it. We had a great guide ( pre booked) and most interesting re Ferdinand and the life sty...  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
  • The most impressive collection of medieval armory and weapons, passionately gathered by archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.