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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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Tour to Konopiste Castle 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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Konopiste 1 | Benešov, 256 01, Czech Republic
+420 317 721 366
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Reviews (218)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the other hand is richly decorated. Things...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 local bus to Konopiste Castle. It is possible to...More

1  Thank WImom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 style of hunting but...More

Thank vikingo47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Castle Konopiste, the Neo-Gothic residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, and their 3 children, is somewhat underwhelming from the outside (by Czech castle standards) but most intriguing from the inside. We were lucky enough to have a private tour arranged (in English) for...More

1  Thank LKWendel
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Friends who live in Czech suggested this trip...quite a trip it was. Train from Prague, car to the base of the castle hill, walk up the hill. There is a small tram if you don't want to walk. There are several different 1 hour tours...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Konopiste is around an hour away from Prague by train, then around half an hour walk from the station to the castle itself. There is a small shuttle train from the castle to the station and back, but I'm not sure how the schedule works....More

Thank Monica J
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The interior of this castle, the last home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination led to World War I, is accessible by guided tour only (and requires tickets). The grounds and garden, however, are open to all free of charge.

5  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a beautiful castle that was home to a loving family and it shows. It was also surprising to see the modern amenities like a lift and a bathroom with hot and cold running water and flush toilet. It's obvious that Franz was obsessed...More

2  Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Rose garden is close in November, but castle is open, and whole gardens are available for walking and running. There are 2 restaurants and parking is for 60 crowns for whole day.

Thank Trixie G
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is one of the nicer castles we have visited in Czechia. It is situated on a hill in a nice park, near a small lake. The place is very well kept, and the English guide was quite knowledgeable. This was the last residence of...More

Thank UD K
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It looks like it's not open to the public in May or June. Is this correct?
30 December 2016|
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.
Stephanie B
How long does it take to visit the castle? If we are a group of 20 people do we need to make a reservation?
13 August 2016|
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
Hi will it be easy in April to just arrive on the day and do a tour? How long does each tour take approximately?
1 August 2016|
Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. I guess is too late for reply but you can choose from multiple tours and it start approximately from half and hour. I have been multiple times and just waited till next tour which can take up to 40min... More