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“Great tour and history of Castle and Franx Fredinand family”
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Konopiste Castle
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Konopiste Chateau and Nový Knín and Karlstejn Castle Private Tour from Prague
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Konopiste Chateau and Cesky Sternberk Castle and Sázava Monastery Private Tour...
Ranked #138 of 2,461 things to do in Bohemia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1300, by the Benesovec family, this imposing castle is a magnificent example of the medieval fortification architecture influenced by the French.
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 from the town and took an express train from Prague which took about 35 minutes there, but an hour back.

Thank steveca1
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

Thank oferkaspi
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Reviewed 25 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 beautiful surrounding to explore. For those who cannot, or do not want to climb the uphill paths to the castle, there is a trainsystem departing from the large parkinglot, up to the castle!Plenty of places to eat, or buy gifts. They should however stop 1 authentic venue: the Bear Pit. A sad sloth bear, which mate died not long ago, lies sadly on a rock for people to gawk. In todays age, with all the technology they must do better. Release him to a Sanctuary or a modern age zoo. That is my and many people seeing this, complaint.

1  Thank Beatrice C
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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 so missed it. Well worth a visit though. One irritating thing is they don't let you take photos which I can't understand though I taken a couple before they told me

Thank Alan H
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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 that someone still lives in. I would have liked more time to wander the 'estate' as the gardens were beautiful and a wonderful distraction from the hurly burly of Prague in summer. If you can, go and visit this place. You won't regret it.

Thank mazbyrne
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