Franz Ferdinand’s favourite home – Konopiste
This building that started as a late 13th century Gothic castle belonged over the years to some of the most prominent historical figures. The last owner was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown Archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este who, was, together with his wife Sophia, assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.
Konopiště Castle collections belong to the rarest in Europe. The chateau offers four tours, additional expositions (Museum of St. George, Shooting Range, thematic exhibitions) and visit of adjacent Rose Garden with greenhouses.