Dobris castle - Konopiste castle

Price: 43.00 EUR
Countries: Czechia
Route: Prague - Dobris castle - Konopiste castle - Prague
Duration: 5 h
Firstly we will visit to The rococo chateau Dobris  with its distinguished facade . The current look of the chateau dates back to 1745-1765 when it was rebuilt by Henry Pavel Mansfeld. His daughter Isabella was married to Francis Gundakar Colloredo. This union gave rise to the House of Colloredo-Mansfeld who owned the chateau until 1942 when it was expropriated by the German Reich.  Today inside the chateau, you can visit 11 rooms furnished in Baroque, Rococo and Classicist style and take a look inside the luxurious Mirror Hall that is used for concerts or sumptuous wedding ceremonies. Also you will can admire its rich ornamental decoration, English park and French garden. Next we will visit to Konopiste castle which was probably founded by the Prague bishop Tobias of Benešov around 1294, following the typical design of French fortresses with cylindrical towers, a fortified watchtower, four gates, and a drawbridge. In 1327, Konopiště became property of the Sternberg house for 275 years. The medieval castle structure was modified for the first time in the end of the 15th century by George of Sternberg, and then in the early 17th century by the members of the Hodějov house. The Vrtba house turned Konopiště into the baroque residence in the 18th century. In 1887, the Lobkowicz sold the chateau and the whole domain to Franz Ferdinand d'Este, heir presumptive since 1896. The archduke had the castle rebuilt in the faux-historical style, and turned its surroundings to a landscape park. The former baroque garden turned into the Rose Garden with greenhouses. Franz Ferdinand installed his large art collections in the chateau; the collections were partly inherited from his Italian ancestors, and partly bought. The castle has been preserved in the design after the last reconstruction made by Franz Ferdinand d'Este. Also the internal equipment became basically the same. During our visit to castle the guide will explain the huge collection of historical weapons, trophies, period furniture, paintings and tapestries on display. After we return to Prague.
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Kate, 06.11.2022
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