Konopiště Castle

Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

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Address:Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

Konopiště Castle was the seat of the Archduke Franz Ferninand. Find out more on your tour. 

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. 

Special: 

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

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