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Konopiste Castle
Czech Republic
Franz Ferdinand's house of madness If you have only one castle to see, this is it. Not your boring collection of furniture and frescoes. This was the home of the Big Psychopath who eventually precipated the two World Wars by being (justly) assassinated - Franz Ferdinand. The killer of an estimated 300,000 hunting trophies, the last leader of the Austro-Hungarian Empire had his summer residence here. Come see how he lived, and meet the heads of some 800 of his victims, grimly strewn along the walls of this 13th century castle.
Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
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