Konopiště castle

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About 40 km South East from Prague lies the castle and chateau Konopiště founded as early before the end of 13th Century by bishop Tobias of Benešov. Throughout next centuries the castle passed through the hands of different owners as Albrecht of Wallenstein, Michnas of Vacínov, the Vrtba house, the Lobkowicz etc.to be bought before the end of 19th Century by the archduke Franz Ferdinand d'Este, heir presumptive of Habsburg dome since 1896. Franz Ferdinand, who was married to the Czech noble woman Sofia Chotek made from Konopiště their family residence and the home for their three children. During few years archduke modernized Konopiště into very comfortable residence of 20th Century even with one of the first elevators in Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. He was also passionate hunter, thus Konopiště keeps one of the precious collection of hunting riffles in our country and trophies. Unfortunately, the couple was assassinated in Sarajevo, in consequences of which started WWI. After its end Austrian-Hungarian Empire was transformed into a couple of republic whose one of them was Czechoslovak Republic. The castle then become a property or the republic, since after WWII opened to public.

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Start from:

Pařížská Street, Intercontinental hotel

Dates & times:

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM

The guide will hold the sign of FEBS 2019 International Conference


4-5 hours


Bus excursion to Central Bohemian castle with the guided services, castle visit (fee)


1800,- CZK (72 €) Please note that exchange rates in € are only indicative, the tours will be billed via GoPay gate in Czech Crowns.

How to get there?

Pařížská Street, Intercontinental hotel
For the departure for Konopiště castle, we will have the bus in Pařížská Street, the Old Town, the right hand side river bank. The bus will be standing in Pařížská Street No 30, which is from a side of the Intercontinental hotel (not in front of the main entrance to this hotel). Close to our bus with FEBS 2019 International Conference sign, you also will see the river Vltava and the bridge with the columns.

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