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Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Lesser Town, Prague 5

Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
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Opening Times
March: Daily 10:00-20:00
April-September: Daily 10:00-22:00
October: Daily 12:00-20:00
November-February: Daily 10:00-18:00
Elevator/Lift
Lift for elderly/disabled visitors (extra charge 60czk adults; 30czk seniors/children)
Wheelchair Access Yes
Address of Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Lesser Town, Prague 5
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 257 320 112
Public transport to get to Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Travel to tram stop Ujezd (trams 12, 20, 22). Then, take the funicular railway 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). Then walk 10 minutes along Strahovska street.
Places of interest near to Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
- Funicular Railway
- Nebozizek Restaurant
- Petrinske Terasy Pub
Map of Petrin Hill & Observation Tower in Prague
Built as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Observation Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition.

The tower is 60m tall, which doesn't seem particularly high until you add in the fact that it sits at the summit of Petrin Hill, which is 318m (1043 feet) high.

Climb the 299 steps to reach the top of the tower and the view over Prague is magnificent. On a clear day it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, which is 150km away.

The Petrin Observation Tower is set in landscaped gardens, including a sizeable rose garden, which make for a pleasant stroll all year round.

Other attractions here include an observatory, which contains a museum and a telescope open to the public, a hall of mirrors, a church and cafes (small entrance fees apply for the tower, observatory and mirror maze - no need to pre-book).

Much of the stone used to build the major sights in Prague was quarried out of Petrin. But this is well hidden beneath the grass and the trees that now cover the hillside.

To reach the Observation Tower and other attractions at the top of Petrin Hill, take the Funicular Railway. This departs from Ujezd street in the Lesser Town (Malá Strana), near Ujezd tram stop.

Alternative routes: 1. take a 30 minute stroll up Petrin Hill - the climb is steep, but the walk is pleasant, passing through gardens and wooded areas; 2. take tram 22 to Pohorelec tram stop, then walk 10 minutes along Strahovska street; 3. catch a taxi.

Once you have enjoyed the fresh air and super views of Prague from Petrin and its attractions, we recommend paying a visit to Nebozizek Restaurant, which is set on the side of Petrin Hill, at the half way point. The funicular stops at Nebozizek on its way up and down, or you can reach it on foot.

Finally, back down at the base of Petrin Hill, near where the funicular departs from, is a well equipped children's playground.

The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport network, so a single ticket for travel on trams, buses and the metro is also valid on the funicular. Tickets are available at the funicular terminals too: Travel around Prague by public transport.

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