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Konopiste Castle

Konopiste 1 | Benešov, 256 01, Czech Republic
+420 317 721 366
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Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
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Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague
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Konopiste Chateau and Nový Knín and Karlstejn Castle Private Tour from Prague
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Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a magnificent example of the medieval fortification architecture influenced by the French.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“franz ferdinand” (11 reviews)
“english tour” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Konopiste 1 | Benešov, 256 01, Czech Republic
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+420 317 721 366
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairytale castle surrounded by beautiful woodland and overlooking a large lake. We took a train from Prague and walked to the castle from Benesov u Prahy station. Konopiste was the home of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie until their assassination in Sarajevo...More

Thank elmdalian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We scheduled the English tour #3 of private quarters and were not disappointed. The guide was great and very informative on area, castle and family. Great detail on the family history and country. Very nice place to walk around, took about 25 minutes to walk...More

Thank steveca1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

very impressive castle, we learned there about Franz Ferdinand and we saw is strange way of life. very interesting

Thank oferkaspi
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This castle is situated outside Prague, in a wooded area. Belonged go the pretender of the Austrian thrown, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, as an escape for him and his family. His death and that of his wife started WW1. The castle's furniture is authentic. Lots of...More

1  Thank Beatrice C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

It's a really lovely place and trophies are amazing and tour 1 includes lots of the historic rooms but you have to book another tour to see armoury. I would have paid extra for this but not an option from the company I booked with...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was a great little castle with amazing history attached (eg., Franz Ferdinand). It was very well kept/restored and preserved. The weaponry/armoury collection is fascinating (and I'm not particularly into weapons). This is definitely worth dropping by to see. It could easily pass as something...More

Thank mazbyrne
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is impressive on the hill. There was a concert going on on the grounds. There was a person teaching archery near the entrance after climbing up the hill. Lively and fun looking. The owner and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, the...More

Thank Finn_on_the_go
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 read about in books. It...More

Thank sheldener
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

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 helpful. Upon arrival to Benesov we...More

2  Thank Karla H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

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 many of the animals mounted on the wall-...More

Thank robjar
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daisyCalifornia
12 October 2017|
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Response from vikingo47 | Reviewed this property |
No problem with parking, well, I do not know in high season. The train which can take you up there we did not see until we were back after visiting. A stop slightly up the hill was not very informative unless you speak... More
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sgowland
30 December 2016|
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Response from Karel5 | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the website , I would say it don't show May or June , because opening time is same as April .From June till Sept it's open an hour later till 17.00.
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Stephanie B
13 August 2016|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. No, you don't need to. It took us half and hour to wait for a tour. Of course if you want to make sure that it will be place for you try to call. I hope someone speak English in there. Just pay... More
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