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“Very good view of the city”

Petrin Tower (Rozhledna)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We paid 320czk for the two of us to go up in the lift. I was glad as the day was quite warm.
The view was good and there's a member of staff at the top deck to take care of the traffic and he was very helpful explaining the sights to us.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

While the view from the tower is stunning, you can have the exact same view from just walking in Petřín park, as the tower is only 60 meters tall, so there's no actual need to go up the tower's 300 stairs.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Relatively cheap to enter (105 CZK for adults or 55CZK for students/under 26) and a great view of the city. I think I preferred the view from the Vitkov monument though.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Catch the funicular tram up Petrin Hill and climb the many steps to the top of the tower!

It was 55Kc with student cards (Prague is a great place to visit if you have one - discounts everywhere!) and was well worth the small cost. The views are amazing - views of the Old Town Square and the Castle are cool but you can see for miles and miles into the forests of Bohemia. Look West at the largest stadium in the world (or so I'm told) and North at the Loreta - there's something to see from every angle! You'll see Prague as more than just the main tourist areas.

We went twice, in daylight and in darkness, impossible to say which is better, so if you can, do both!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Atop the Petřín hill is a lookout tower that offers incredible views across Prague, the Castle and the enormous Strahov Stadium. Admission costs 105CZK per adult (approx 4 Euros) and there is no lift so be prepared to climb the steps to the top.

There are opportunities to observe the view from outside, or inside through glass windows if the wind gets too strong! I was not in Prague for long so decided to enjoy the green park and climb the hill and the tower to see the city from above. There is a funicular railway station nearby should you not want to climb the hill, and there are public toilet facilities and a cafe at the base of the tower.

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