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Konopiste Castle Guided Tour - from Prague

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (3-15)
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Key Highlights

  • Learn about the life and assisination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Marvel at the antique furniture, imposing sculptures, fine paintings and stunning tapestry of the castle
  • Stroll in the magnificent parks and gardens surrounding the castle
  • Visit the charming Konopiste Castle, the chosen residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
  • Your guide will share interesting facts and history
  • Overview
    Come and visit the magnificent castle of Konopiste. Discover the charm of one of the most beautiful chateaux in Bohemia. Enjoy a brief bus trip from Prague into the countryside of the central Bohemian region. Find out in a day trip why this was the chosen residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

    Explore the impressive castle and admire the vast and fascinating collection of historical furniture and imposing sculptures as well as the fine paintings and spectacular tapestries. Walk around the countless hunting trophies exhibited and dive into the inner chambers of the chateau.

    Uncover the past of Konopiste with the knowledgeable guide and find out about the rich history of the castle since its construction in the 14th century. Admire the different architectural styles and learn about various reconstructions of Konopiste. Stroll around the estate and detect hints of the late Gothic, the late renaissance and baroque style.

    Take the tour around the former home of the heir to the Habsburg throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who lived in these rooms. Learn about his life and his assassination in Sarajevo in 1914, which began a chain of events that lead to the outbreak of World War I.

    Inspect the enormous collection of weapons Franz Ferdinand’s family amassed and discover why Konopiste is one of the most important and interesting castles in central Europe. Conclude the tour with a walk around the large park and the majestic garden area, before returning to Prague.
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours approx.

    Start time

    9am

    Meeting Point

    Gray Line stand at Narodni Street 38

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transport from Prague
    • Guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm departure details.

    You must be at meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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