Konopiste castle

The Konopiste castle was founded as a gothic fortress at the end of the 13th century. The original fortress underwent numerous reconstructions. The first was carried out in the 15th century by Jiri (George) of Sternberk and then in the 17th century by the Hodejovsky family. In the 18th century the noble Vrtba family had it rebuilt into their residence in Baroque style. The archduke Franz Ferdinand d'Este, who bought Konopiste in 1887 from the Lobkowicz family, rebuilt the castle to the magnificent seat of the successor to the Austrian-Hungarian throne. He and his family occupied Konopiste until 1914, when Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo. The rooms were decorated with the collections inherited from the archdukes of d'Este of Italian Modena.

Three tours are available at Konopiste. During these tours guided by local guides you will see original furniture used by the family, tapestries, paintings, china, numerous hunting trophies and more.

The Konopiste castle is closed from January through March and on Mondays.

Konopiste is situated about 50 kilometers south of Prague, near the district town of Benesov. It is accessible by train or bus, the bus ride takes about 45 minutes.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Group size (price per group)
1-2 3-6 7 and more
Guiding 2800 CZK 3200 CZK 3600 CZK
Private transport 2200 CZK 2500 CZK 3600 CZK
Public transport 200 CZK per person



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Terms and conditions

Admission:
Tour I
200 CZK (adults) | 130 CZK (students, seniors)
Tour II
200 CZK (adults) | 130 CZK (students, seniors)
Tour III
300 CZK (adults) | 200 CZK (students, seniors)