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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.
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

What could have been an interesting visit (we booked a private tour in English) was totally ruined by our guide called Tony who was Czech but had moved to Toronto (Canada) and was now living between the two countries (not sure - but irrelevant). Five...More

1  Thank TessFlet1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the visit! It's a 15-20 minute walk from the station (pretty direct) and you can choose different parts of the house to explore. They have tours in Czech and English. We went as a group and spent a couple of hours here,...More

Thank cinlondon
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour started unremarkable but what an amazing surprise was a tour guide Adam inside the Castle. Adam’s knowledge about the Catle history and its owner made it an unforgivable experience . The common facts that we all learned in school became fascinating. IF you...More

Thank Leya V
Reviewed 12 August 2018

travelled by train from prague (not expensive) and got off in the nearby town. and walked the rest of the way. the parks have all the things you need from shops to restaurants and ample parking. walked towards the castle stopping off next to the...More

1  Thank oxjay
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Our guide, Deborah started the tour very rushed and hurried us through the hallways and rooms but once we were in the bedrooms she slowed down and warmed up to the group. She was very attentive and answered all our questions considering not many of...More

1  Thank chrislioo
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Some reasons to visit Konopishte : - Huge park around the castle. - Collection of hunting trophies. - Collection of historic weapons. - Photos from travel around the world taken ~120 years ago. - Some artifacts and historical details that may make the events preceding...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see the castle and hunting trophies and ended up with all that plus a glimpse into the home life of a famous historical figure. The hunting hobby of Franz Ferdinand was interesting, though seemingly excessive, and was impressive in its sheer volume....More

2  Thank swlcolo
Reviewed 15 December 2017

My wife and I did tours 3 & 4 (English). Guide was great; very interesting tour; thoroughly enjoyed it. Easy walk from Benešov u Prahy train station (take the shortcut though the woods). Could not make reservation on-line. E-mailed reservations (rezervace@zamek-konopiste.cz), they were great and...More

Thank BillD2362
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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

1  Thank elmdalian
Reviewed 25 October 2017

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

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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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