Surrounded by peaceful forests, Konopiště Castle has a rich and varied architectural history. The original castle was built as a fortress exhibiting the style of French citadels. Later, in the hands of various owners, the residence took on the characteristics of both Baroque and Renaissance styles. The final private owner of the estate was Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who owned the castle until his death at the start of World War I. Visitors can observe the famous Trophy Hall, which is a testament to the Archduke’s love of hunting; a large collection of antlers; the third largest European collection of armoury and medieval weapons; a shooting hall with moving targets; and a garden with Italian Renaissance statues and greenhouses.
Total duration: 4hrs.
Travel time (one way): 40min.
Recommended pick-up time: from 8am to 11am. This tour is possible only from April to November (from December to March Konopiště Castle is closed).
Free time at destination: 2hrs 40min.
Price includes: Return transport from Prague back to your hotel and waiting fee at Konopiště Castle.
Price excludes: Entrance fees 130 CZK per person castle tour.
More information about this tour can be found here.