Visit the fairy tale-like Konopiste Castle on a must-do guided half-day trip from Prague. Inspired by French-style châteaux, this medieval fortress is one of Bohemia's most beautiful castles.Travel by luxury coach for about 40 minutes before taking a fascinating guided tour around the 13th-century castle. With your guide, learn about Konopiste’s history and discover the impressive collection of historical furniture, sculptures, paintings and tapestries exhibited there.
- Visit the beautiful Konopiste Castle on a half-day trip from Prague
- Discover the castle’s history and rich artistic heritage with your professional guide
- Walk through the romantic garden area and see the beautiful rose garden
- Travel in a comfortable coach and enjoy Bohemia's picturesque landscape
From the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, leave Prague and travel approximately 25 miles (50 km) south to the 900-year-old town of Benesov for a half-day trip to Konopiste Castle.
Konopiste Castle’s Gothic fortification was transformed into a Baroque-style castle in the 17th century. The castle has been the residence of several historic princes and archdukes such as the successor of the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand d’Este, whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 served as a pretext to the start of World War I.
Tour the castle with your guide and admire the interior design and impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, tapestries and furniture. This famous castle is also known for being the castle featured in the movie The Illusionist. Explore the castle’s large outdoor park, whose garden area contributes to the estate’s enchanting atmosphere. Take a stroll through the rose garden and enjoy the relaxing and romantic atmosphere. After your half-day trip, your coach will return you to central Prague around 5pm.
Reviewed by NANCY M, August 2012
This was a wonderful side trip into the countryside outside of Prague. I am so glad we did this and Marie, our tour guide, was wonderful and knowledgable. Once we were inside the castle, we had another tour guide and she was really good too. The castle is filled with interesting artifacts and a huge collection of guns and knives dating back to the Middle Ages. We enjoyed walking around the grounds of the castle after our tour. On our short walk to the castle, we saw the beautiful lake that is on the property and the views were breathtaking. I would highly recommend this tour as a fun way to see something different on a trip to Prague, and at just four hours, it is not a huge time commitment. We really enjoyed it!
Reviewed by Heather D, July 2012
Another great tour - our guide was a wonderful lady from Beunos Aires and was very knowledgeable and fun. All in all a great tour!