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Konopiste Chateau

Highlights / General details You will visit one of Bohemia's most beautiful chateaus - Konopiste, where you can admire its fascinating collection of historical furniture, sculptures, paintings, tapestries and countless hunting trophies exhibited there. The Konopiste Castle was originally founded as a gothic fortress guarding a nearby town of Benesov. Being founded at the end of the 13th century, it was built at the beginning of the 14th century, following the model of French castles called "castles". The utterly most important and famous owner of the Konopiste Castle was the archduke Franz Ferdinand d' Este, a successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 became a pretext of the World War I. This man bought the Konopiste domain in 1887 from the Lobkowitzs family and converted it into a magnificent seat of a Heir. The Chambers were richly decorated with the collections inherited from the Modena's archdukes of d'Este and numerous hunting trophies hanging on the walls as silent witnesses of Franz FerdinandĀ“s hunting passion. Konopiste has a large park and garden area. Inclusion Pick-up from your Prague hotel; Roundtrip transportation in minibus; Admission and Guided tour of Konopiste Castle; This tour is available in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian language. Exclusion Food and beverages; Gratuities. Hours of operation Available: Daily, except Monday (April-September), Saturday and Sunday only (October-November); Departs at 1:00pm. Closed Cecember-March. Duration Approximately 4 hours. Location Meeting point is Gray Line stand at Narodni Street 38 or pick up at your hotel. Policies Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour. Guides are available at the castle only. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**