Konopiste castle - Once home of Archduke Ferdinand (Habsburg assasinated in Sarajevo). Private tour from Prague


Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No. Mature teenagers, only,! Must be at least 5 feet tall!

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of the bus and capable to walk (slightly uphill) for about 10 minutes through a park area.

Maximum travelers: 7



German (fluent), English (fluent)

An exciting excursion of a medieval castle (fully furnished) surrounded by beautifull park and gardens!

This is a trip to the Konopiste castle; once a home to the successor to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Archduke Ferdinand d'Este, who was assassinated, along with his beloved wife, in June of 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This attempt became the "official" reason to declare World War One! It is so well preserved that the castle, itself, looks just like its owners left for their final trip to Sarajevo only yesterday! Along the way we drive through the beautiful countryside South of Prague.

This tour is not available between October 31st until end of March! The rest of the tourist season, the castle is closed on Mondays!!


You will be picked up at your hotel in Prague or some other, mutually agreed upon, place and then we drive straight to Konopiste Castle which is located about 28 Miles SE of Prague. Upon our arrival, we'll walk (uphill)through a beautiful park area, for about half a mile, to get to the castle itself. Here you can také a tour of its interiors, see the bears in its courtyard's compound, and enjoy a breathtaking views of the surrounding areas and sizeable lake.
You should be back at your hotel in Prague in about 4 - 5 hrs.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Prague (Praha).

This tour is available during the main tourist season (April 1- October 31), only!

End location: Your hotel in Praha (Prague). Possibly some other place within the downtown area (if you wish).

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Sometimes, depending on the weather or the traffic situation, the tour may take slightly longer or can be slightly shorter. The castle tours are available every day except for Mondays. This tour is not available between November first and 31st of March.


2016 Mercedes-Benz air-conditioned passenger van (7 pass.+ driver).

What’s Included

Transportation (bus); the Englich or German speaking, licensed and experienced private guide.
English guided tour of the castle interiors by the castle's own guiding staff.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 CZK - Admission fees to the castle (per person)

What’s Extra

The only extras not included in the tour price are entrance fees indicated in the Estimated Local cash section.

No items or purchases of a personal nature are included in the tour price.



A Recent Review of this tour

Jiri was a wonderful guide. Very informative about everything we did and wanted to know. Both tours were an excellent intro to Prague.
Barbara Pulaski

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