Konopiště chateau was established at the end of the 13th century, probably by Prague bishop Tobias of Benešov. He found inspiration for his architecture in French fortresses. Konopiště especially stands out due to its abundant chateau collection, which ranks among the most valuable in Europe. When visiting this chateau, do not miss its Rose Gardens with greenhouses, which were built by Franz Ferdinand d’Este.
The majestic castle of Karlštejn was built by Charles IV in 1348 as a treasury for the crown jewels of the empire and occupies a completely unique position among Czech castles. Its history is connected with many legends and it is a symbol of the golden ages of Czech lands. Besides the crown jewels, it also guarded royal treasure and saint relics.
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The romantic castle-château of Konopiště near Prague is well-known as the residence of the Austrian Archduke and Heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand d’Este, who lived there with his family, and whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 triggered the First World War. His unique collection of hunting weapons and trophies is one of the great attractions at the castle. The popular Castle Park and the romantic Rose Garden are also a very popular.
Karlštejn Castle is a large medieval castle located in the town of the same name near the capital city Prague. Karlštejn Castle is very popular among tourists and it is a perfect place for a day trip when you're staying in Prague. It was founded by the Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348. The castle was completed in 1365 and Charles IV used it for storing royal treasures, holy relics and the crown jewels. It is the same king who is the patron of the famous Charles Bridge in Prague.