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Konopiste Castle

Konopiste 1 | Benešov, 256 01, Czech Republic
+420 317 721 366
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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 good26%
  • Average5%
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

What can I say. Pros: Konopiste Castle is definitely an interesting place historically, and the garden is lovely. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Cons: I do not understand the fascination for hunting trophies (historical or not), which the place is full of. They boast...More

Thank marimh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous area around the Castle. 50 to park 2-300 to get on a tour and well worth the money compared to a lot of other places in the world. Try tour 2 first as this was good, long and lots to see. Ice cream was...More

Thank BarmannSam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long ago since my wedding was happening here. Still having romantic moments in my mind when thinking of this castle. It is a hunting style castle you have to see if your are into European history of 18th-20th century,

1  Thank Eva L
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 21 May 2017 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 16 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 10 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
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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
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
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