Konopiště Castle

Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

Sightseeing tour

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Address:Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

Konopiště Castle was the seat of the Archduke Franz Ferninand

The castle is located about 50 km southeast of Prague, oustide Benešov city. It was established in the 13th century in the Gothic style, later transformed in a Baroque style. The castle has become widely known as the last residence of the Archduke Franz Ferninand (and heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne) who was assassinated in 1914 in Sarajevo. His death triggered the beginning of World War I. 

Visiting the castle

During your stay you can visit the residential rooms of Franz Ferninand, see the large collection of Ferdinand’s hunting trophies and weapons, antique furniture and art objects, plus you can take a walk in the Rose Garden established during Franz Ferninand´s stay. In the castle´s garden (with beautiful Italian Renaissance statutes) you might come across free-roaming pheasants, peacocks and quails freely inhabiting the area. 

The Konopiště Castle is occupied by a very special resident:

A bear called Jiří (George) is housed in the bear pit at the rear entrance of the castle.

 

 

Upcoming events

Bach for All International Festival

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Spring through Autumn 2019: spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In the concert on March 26th you´ll hear flute and cembalo.

The most popular concerts in Prague

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Concert Season 2019: stop at Church of Our Lady before Týn, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, St. Salvator Church and Rudolfinum. The most central locations. Superb soloists and chamber orchestra. Fantastic music. Classy atmosphere.

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2019: Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.

Smooth jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, U Staré paní jazz club. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.

Easter in Prague

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Spend your Easter holidays in Prague. Listen to the best classical music. Easter time is time of retrospection: visit the most prominent concert venues & churches in Prague.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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