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Petrin Tower (Rozhledna)

| Petrin Hill Park, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
+420 257 320 112
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The lookout tower was built for the General Land Centennial Exhibition in 1891 by the initiative of the founders of Czech Tourist Club: Dr. Vilem Kurz and architect Vratislav Pasovsky. Having been inspired by the Paris lookout tower designed by engineer Eiffel, Petrin Hill which is 318 m high was chosen for the structure. The construction began on March 16, 1891, according to the initial design of architect Vratislav Pasovsky further elaborated by engineers Frantisek Prasil and Julius Soucek from Czech and Moravia Machine Works (Ceskomoravska strojirna). The opening ceremony took place on August 20 of the same year. The foundations were laid 11 meters underground to hold the 63.5-metre tall steel construction that weighed 175 tons. An octagonal tube is the core of the structure with the lift surrounded by two spiral staircases with 299 stairs - one for each direction. The entire structure includes bracing elements in the shape of Saint Andrew's crosses. The tower has two lookout landings; the upper one is 55 metres high. The ground floor and basement are situated in a neo-Renaissance building. At the beginning of July 1938, the top of the tower was damaged by fire, probably caused by a short circuit in the lift cage. The observation tower was a TV transmission tower between 1953 and 1992. Today, it is only used as a lookout tower.
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| Petrin Hill Park, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Praha 1
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Reviewed yesterday

We had to climb all the way up Petrin Hill to reach this as the furnicular was closed for maintenance. Thankfully there's a little cabin selling food and drink so we were able to catch our breath before making our way up hundreds of steps....More

Thank charla_charla
Reviewed 3 days ago

Prague's answer to the Eiffel Tower. Well worth the 150CZK to climb the 300 steps. There is a viewing platform halfway up and a lift for a small extra charge, once at the top the view down onto the city is spectacular.

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked from the Funicular stop through the Rose garden, the short distance to Rozhledna. Lot of other people had the same idea so we decided to wait couple minutes for the small lift to take us up. Friendly young staff all around. It was a...More

2  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 4 days ago

I decided to pay this 150 koruna for waklding up this around 300 steps even my shape this day was not super. Had I climb up there should I also walk up the stairs to the top. Its a beautiful view from the top over...More

1  Thank Baross
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 300 step walk to the top of the tower is worth it for the views alone. It was roughly 300 CZK for two of us which we thought was a reasonable price. There is also a lift to the top for those that are...More

Thank GrantG23
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend a few hours on Monday, Oct. 16th walking up the hill to Petrin Tower, and the end result was certainly worth the effort!. The walk up was a stroll and a climb, through meadows and gorgeous fall woodlands. As you ascend, the view goes...More

1  Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed 300+ steps up the spiral staircase up the tower and the views were magnificent! We were really lucky as the sky was clear and we could really enjoy the most beautiful views of Prague!

Thank LL721
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by a very nice park, especially delightful at autumn, we accessed the Petřín Tower, after a short walk from the Strahov stadiums and Štefánik observatory.. At the entrance, we found the advertised fees to differ from what was advertised at the sign on the...More

1  Thank Zuzana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned this will be far to walk to the castle but everything is connected and walk-able. Super great experience specially if you travel with children

Thank bellemex
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tower is on top of a hill overlooking the castle district and old town area of Prague. It also gives you a good idea of just have large Prague really is. We did not buy the lift ticket and chose to climb the stairs....More

Thank dvcar41
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lmy89
16 December 2016|
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Response from sugar_98 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure if it's open on dec 24, just check online site of Petrin tower..i guess it will be cold coz it was windy even in summer..20- 30mins will be maximum for you to spend up the tower to see everything you want to... More
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21 April 2016|
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Response from louis phillippe d | Reviewed this property |
No need to pre book,may be except summer months when it get crowded all over Prague..
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