Petrin hill (formerly one of King Charles’ vineyards) offers beautiful views of the city and several attractions for the whole family. The hill is located close to the river, Prague Castle, and many restaurants and cafes.
The park is a popular place among tourists and locals. They come to enjoy the view, take their dogs for a walk, and having a picnic in the summer.
It is easy to recognize Petrin Hill thanks to a large tower, reminding Paris’ famous Eiffel Tower. This is actually a TV tower, you can climb on to view even more incredible views.
The park includes several different attractions, and we think it’s a place you must go to when visiting Prague.
Czechia (Czech Republic)
1-2 Hours Tour, Half-day Tour, Full-day Tour
Accessibility Level – High
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Petrin Hill, Prague 1, Czechia
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Petrín Observation Tower
Petrin Observation Tower (Petřínská rozhledna) was built in 1891 and resembled a mini Eiffel Tower.
Head up its 299 steps to the top for amazing views overlooking the entire city. In addition, it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, on a clear day, 150km away.
The steel-framework tower is 63.5 meters (208 feet) high. It doesn’t sound exceptionally tall until you consider that it sits at the top of Petrin Hill, which itself is 318 meters (1043 feet) high.
Surrounding the Lookout Tower are extensive landscaped gardens, including a rose garden and several other attractions such as the observatory (with a telescope and museum open to the public), a hall of mirrors, a church, and several cafes.
Expect a small entrance fee, but there is no need to pre-book.
The observation is accessible for people with disabilities, including wheelchairs, using a lift.
Petrin Gardens (Petřínské sady)
The Rose Garden (rosarium) at the top of Petrin Hill, Nebozízek Garden, and the Seminary Garden with more than 2,100 fruit trees are magical. IT’s a favorite destination for families with children and couples taking a romantic tour.
Mirror Maze (Zrcadlové bludiště na Petříně)
This is a fun attraction, liked by children and adults. Initially, the building resembles a small castle, but inside you’ll find a maze made of mirrors. Once you pass the maze, you’ll see the diorama of the battle of the Praguers against the Swedes at the Charles Bridge. Then walk through the “hall of laughter” where warped and twisted mirrors will change your appearance in crazy ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
The attractions in the park include the Rose Garden, or rosarium, at the top of the hill, Nebozízek Garden, Seminary Garden, the Mirror Maze (a labyrinth), the Petrín Observation (resembles a small Eiffel Tower), restaurants, and more.
There are numerous ways to get to the park, but taking the funicular up the hill and walking down is recommended. The Petrin Funicular runs from 9 a.m. to around 11:30 p.m. year-round. You can use it using the same tickets like the rest of the Prague public transportation system. Getting to the top takes about 4 minutes. While it is free to enter the park, some of the attractions charge a modest fee. The funicular departs from Ujezd street in Lesser Town (Malá Strana), near the Ujezd tram stop.
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Best Time To Visit
The best seasons to visit Prague are spring and fall when the weather is mild, and there are fewer tourists.
Summertime means warmer temperatures and many tourists. It also means higher hotels and flights rates.
Prague also enjoys many visitors during the Christmas season, but note that you should expect a fair amount of snow and low temperatures.
* Remember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport. *