Thirty years before his assassination in Sarajevo, Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand bought the ancient Konopiste Castle, whose roots go as far back as the 13th century, and turned it into an extravagant residence worthy of a man in his position. The interiors of the castle serve as a reminder of the fascinating life of Franz Ferdinand, one of the wealthiest men of his era and a passionate hunter, and his beautiful wife Sophia Chotek, a Czech countess who proved that love can overcome an unequal beginning. Konopiste Castle offers an insight into the lifestyle of Europe‘s nobility, as well as the opportunity to view an extraordinary collection of hunting trophies, art and weapons.The entrance fees to the castle including a local guide are not included. The full price is 150CZK (approx EUR 5.50 per person.)Please note that Konopiště Castle is closed on Monday!
After our driver and a guide picks you up at your hotel in our brand new Mercedes minivan, you will take approximately 40-min ride to the castle Konopiště. During the journey your private guide will explain the history of the castle and answer any of your questions. The guided tour inside the castle takes around 1 hour (entrance fees not included), after which you can enjoy a walk in a famous Rose Garden below the castle. The tour ends back at your hotel.Konopiště castle, the most visited castle in the Czech Republic, is open from the beginning of April until the end of October.