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Konopiste Chateau

Konopiste Chateau, Benesov, Czech Republic. Apr-2014.
Photos courtesy of Standard Travel Fotos

Konopiste Castle, located near the town of Benesov in central Bohemia, was founded at the end of the13th century as a Gothic fortress. Twelve families of nobles owned the chateau at one time or another. The last private owner of the chateau was Archduke Francis Ferdinand d’Este, the crown prince of the Hapsburg empire.

Konopiste was the primary residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, his wife Sofie, and his children. In May 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm visited Ferdinand at Konopiste for about 2 weeks. The archduke had to leave in June to visit Bosnia. While visiting Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofie were assassinated by a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip. The assassination sparked the first world war.

The 60-yard long hunting corridor in the chateau contains 900 trophies from Ferdinand’s many hunting expeditions.

Franz Ferdinand collected paintings of Saint George the dragon slayer. There is a museum in one wing of the chataeu devoted to this.

These photos are aerial views from Konopiste Chateau April-2014:

  • Regional train from Prague hlavni nadrazi to Benesov
  • Interior of Regional train from Prague hlavni nadrazi to Benesov
  • Road from Benesov to Konopiste
  • Welcome to Konopiste castle
  • Footpath to Konopiste castle
  • Towers of Chateau Konopiste
  • Moat around Chateau Konopiste
  • Italian tourists visiting Chateau Konopiste
  • Map of Konopiste estate
  • Courtyard at Chateau Konopiste
  • View if fish pond at Konopiste estate
  • Side garden at Chateau Konopiste
  • Front entrance to Chateau Konopiste
  • Statues at Konopiste estate
  • Grey sqirrel
  • Male peacock
  • Bronze sculpture of hunter with hunting dogs
  • Male and female pheasant
  • Massive old fir tree
  • Tourists feeding the peacock
  • Peacock feathers
  • Path from Konopiste estate to Bensov

Weather: Clear skies. 15 degrees C.
Camera: Nikon D700 DSLR camera with Nikkor 28-300/f3.5-5.6 VR lens.
Exposure: Program mode, matrix metering, Auto ISO, Auto focus.
Post-processed with Adobe Lightroom 2.

Gallery Information
Title: Konopiste Chateau, Benesov, Czech Republic Photo Gallery
Model: None
Photographer: Standard Travel Photos
Date of Photography: 01-April-2014;
Location: Konopiste Chateau, Benesov, Czech Republic.
Setting: EXT. - DAY
Website: LBB Magazine

Number of Images:41

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