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Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill
Lesser Town, Prague 5

Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill
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opening times
January-February: Daily 10:00-18:00
March: Daily 10:00-20:00
April-September: Daily 10:00-22:00
October: Daily 10:00-20:00
November-December: Daily 10:00-18:00
elevator/lift available at the venue Lift for elderly/disabled visitors (60 CZK Adult; 30 CZK senior/child)
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address of Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill
Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill,
Lesser Town, Prague 5, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 257 320 112
public transport to get to Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill
Travel to tram stop Ujezd (trams 9,12,15,20,22,23). Then, take the Funicular up Petrin Hill

A more indirect route to reach the top of the funicular and Petrin Hill is to travel to metro stop Malostranska (line A). Then by tram to tram stop Pohorelec (tram 22 or 23). Then walk 10 minutes along Strahovska street.
places of interest near to Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill
-Petrin Funicular
-Nebozizek Restaurant
-Petrinske Terasy Pub
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map showing Petrin Tower & Petrin Hill in Prague
The Petrin Tower (Petřínská rozhledna) was conceived as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower. It was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition.

The steel-framework observation tower is 63.5m high, which doesn't seem particularly tall until you consider that it sits atop Petrin Hill, which itself is 318m (1043 feet) high.

Climb the 299 steps inside to reach the top of the Petrin Tower and the views over Prague are magnificent; on a clear day you can see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, 150km away.

Surrounding the tower at the summit of Petrin Hill are extensive landscaped gardens and a number of visitor attractions:

-Rose Garden

-Štefánik Observatory (Štefánikova hvězdárna), which is open to the public and has a large telescope and a museum

-Mirror Maze

-Children's Playground

-Church of St. Lawrence

-The Cavern (a small mystical building)

-The Hunger Wall (Hladová zed) - commissioned by Emperor Charles IV in 1360-1362, this forms part of the city's medieval fortifications. It gained its name because it was built during hard times, as a means of employment for the residents of Prague.

Small entrance fees apply for some of the attractions, but there is no need to pre-book.

There are also several cafés for refreshments.

The summit of Petrin Hill is a calm and pleasant area to stroll around at any time of the year, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city below (the views are terrific, even without climbing the tower).

Much of the stone used to construct the historical buildings in Prague was quarried out of Petrin Hill. Today this is hidden beneath the park and woodland that cover the hillside.

To reach the summit and the Petrin Tower, take the Petrin Funicular Railway from the city centre.

The funicular departs from Ujezd street in the Lesser Town (Malá Strana), near Ujezd tram stop.

Other routes to the summit of Petrin Hill:

1. 30 minutes walk up Petrin Hill - the climb is steep, but the walk is pleasant, passing through gardens and wooded areas;
2. tram 22 or 23 to Pohorelec, then walk 10 minutes along Strahovska street;
3. taxi.

Following your visit to the summit, you can either take the funicular back down to the city centre, or you can walk back via the pathways on the side of Petrin Hill, possibly stopping off halfway at Nebozizek Restaurant or Petrinske Terasy Pub.

For young children, there is a well-equipped children's playground at the base of Petrin Hill, near the funicular terminal.

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150 CZK Adult
80 CZK Student
80 CZK Child

350 CZK Family
(2 Adults + 4 Children)
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