Konopiště Castle (Czech Republic)
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Konopiště is a castle located about 50 km southeast of Prague E 'became famous as the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered World War I.
The castle was initially constructed as a Gothic fortification during the 13th century and was later transformed into a Baroque style.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria bought Konopiště in 1887, with his inheritance from the last reigning Duke of Modena, and rebuilt in a luxury residence, who preferred to his official residence in Vienna.
Konopiště castle is now open to the public. Visitors can observe the residential rooms of Franz Ferdinand, a large collection of antlers (Franz Ferdinand was an enthusiastic hunter), an armory with medieval weapons, a shooting hall with moving targets and a garden with statues and greenhouses of the Italian Renaissance. It 'a popular place for weddings.