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Konopiste Castle, Benesov

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Konopiste Castle became famous as the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered World War I. Stop by to the castle's museum to see the bullet that killed him, which was fired by Gavrilo Princip. Take a guided tour to see Ferdinand's residential rooms, a shooting hall with moving targets (he was an avid hunter), and a garden with Italian Renaissance statues and greenhouses. Explore the third-largest European collection of armory and medieval weapons, as well as a large collection of antlers. A visit to Konopiste Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Benesov sightseeing planner to plot your vacation.
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  • After long drive Depend from where you intend to arrive, there is a parking lot. What realy bather is that ealder people need to climb to the hill road, few hundreds metters, real tough. This is... 
    After long drive Depend from where you intend to arrive, there is a parking lot. What realy bather is that ealder people need to climb to the hill road, few hundreds metters, real tough. This is...  more »
  • Trip was terrible due to the cruelty to animals witnessed there. Birds tethered to a post in hot sun 
    Trip was terrible due to the cruelty to animals witnessed there. Birds tethered to a post in hot sun  more »
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  • Some parts are under renovation. But the castle is beautiful. I recommend tour #2. It seems longest. There is also delicious fresh made ice cream.
  • Very interesting castle to visit, it was the castle of Franz Ferdinand and his huge weapons collection is still there. You have to book a tour in advance with a guide, there are multiple tours of different parts of the castle. Tours are in Czech but there were audioguides in other languages available. No pictures allowed inside but really worth a visit. Nice grounds with garden and lake outside as well.

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