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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more


Follow in the footsteps of Austrian legend Franz Ferdinand on this 4-hour tour of Konopiste Castle from Prague, one of the Czech Republic’s most impressive castles. Admire the castle’s beautiful Baroque façade, marvel at Franz Ferdinand’s collection of weaponry and hunting memorabilia, and stroll through the idyllic Rose Garden.
  • 4-hour tour of Konopiste Castle from Prague
  • Discover the fascinating history of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on a guided castle tour
  • See Franz Ferdinand’s bedroom, weapon collection and hunting memorabilia
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Prague
Begin your tour with pick-up from your Prague hotel or centrally located meeting point of your choice, and soak up the scenery on the 45-minute drive to Konopiste Castle.

On arrival at the castle, take time to admire the grand Baroque façade and pose for photos, then head inside for a 1-hour guided tour (not included: 150CZK per person). Marvel at the sumptuous interiors, peek into the living quarters and bedroom of former resident Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia Chotek, and admire his vast collection of weapons, armor and hunting souvenirs. Along the way, discover the fascinating history of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and learn how his assassination in 1914 set in motion events that led to the start of WWI.

After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore the castle grounds and stroll through the colorful Rose Garden, before meeting back up with your driver for the return journey to Prague.

Please note: Konopiště Castle is open from April to October, and is closed on Mondays.


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, Aug 2018

Four couples from Texas traveled to Prague for a few days prior to a riverboat cruise. Wanting to see a bit of the countryside but having limited time, we opted for the 4 hour Konopiste Castle Private Tour. We were picked up promptly at 10 am at our hotel and headed about 30 miles southeast of Prague. An accident on the highway held us up a bit, but our guide entertained us with information. He accompanied us on the tour of the chateau with the local guide and made sure we had a good experience. We knew Archduke Franz Ferdinand had decorated the chateau to his own liking and that he was an avid hunter, but we were almost overwhelmed by the sheer number of mounted trophies on the walls! His collection of armory and medieval weapons were also impressive. Despite these, the chateau appeared to be a pleasant, lived-in home for the family. Seeing the home of the man whose assassination brought on WWI was memorable.Our guide took care to keep us hydrated and to stay in the shade as much as possible in the searing heat. He also checked on the highway conditions before we left the chateau. He and our driver opted for a different return route through several charming towns, and we were able to make it back to Prague in good time.

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