Gulnara - Private Guide in PragueMember Since 2012
The pearl surrounded with park and water
Private tour in Prague
Tour Price : 240 EUR Duration : 6 hours Languages: russian, english
The Konopiste Castle was built in XIII century by bishop Tobias from Benesov. During Hussite wars it undergone to the long siege of royal armies proceeding 17 months and at last was ñaptured by army of Czech king George from Podebrady. In 1887 castle has been sold for 2 million to Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand d` Este, the successor of the Austro-Hungarian throne. Archduke made water-pipe, installed the electricity - the first one in Bohemia, and hydraulic lift .
Around the castle appeared the English park with terraces, rosary and marble statues. Franz Ferdinand was well educated and fell in love with Czech countess Sophia Chotkova. Though several days before wedding she have got the title Duchess of Hohenberg, Franz Ferdinand understood that he couldn't live with his adored woman in Vienna. It was the only reason why he bought this castle and lived here in peaceful and happy atmosphere to be far from intrigues and gossips.
But Habsburg dynasty never forgot it. We will not find in family tree his wife or his children. In 1914 Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophia visited Sarajevo and were killed by Gavrilo Princip. It was the impulse for the first world war. Franz Ferdinand was passionate hunter. There are the largest collection of armoury, medieval weapons, antlers and stuffed animals.
|Tour Price: 240 EUR|
|Duration: 6 hours|
|Languages: russian, english|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
The most famous and beautiful resort in Czech republic