Destination: Konopiště Castle

One of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic is the  Konopiště Castle.

Situated close to the the town of Benesov,  its original purpose was as a gothic fortress for the people of Benesov.

Its most important owner was Archduke Frantisek (Franz) Ferdinand d’Este, whose killing in Sarajevo in 1941 initiated the first World War.

In it can be found a baroque rose garden and luxurious baroque style interiors.  It is also fully decorated with Franz Ferdinand’s hunting trophies.

There are trams in the parking lot that can take you to the entrance of the castle for a minimal fee.

Jakub had a great time riding in it.

There is also a souvenir shop with lots of kids’ toys that little kids or the kid in you will surely love.

All tours are guided, and are offered in both Czech and English.   Other languages are also available with the use of an electronic translator.

It took us an hour to get to our final destination, but the sight that awaited us was so worth it.

More information about the castle can be found here.