Petrin Lookout TowerCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Petrin Hill & Observation Tower, Lesser Town, Prague 5, Czech Republic
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-257320112
- Ticket Price: 120 CZK
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tower, Observation Deck
Petrin Lookout Tower - Review
Petrin Lookout Tower, probably one of the most imposing landmarks of Prague, was built as part of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 and is loosely inspired by its famous cousin in Paris; the Eiffel Tower. It is 63.5 meters high, and 299 steps lead to its peak, which is about the same, (if not a bit higher) altitude as its Parisian counterpart. The view from its top overlooks not only the whole city, but on a clear day you can see nearly all of Bohemia. On a clear summer day, the view is magnificent and the sunsets are even more breathtaking. Try and spot Snezka , Czech’s highest peak and if you do, be assured that you have visited on the best day.
Petrin Lookout Tower Information
- There is a small lift available for tourists and those with special needs.
Petrin Lookout Tower Ticket Prices
- Reduced Price- 65 CZK; Family- 300 CZK
How To reach Petrin Lookout Tower by Public Transport
- Take a tram to Ujezd (trams 12, 20, 22, 57). Then, take the funicular railway up Petrin Hill.
- Operates daily 09:00-23:20.(Funicular closes: 09-27 Mar & 12-23 Oct).
Restaurants Near Petrin Lookout Tower
- Petrinske terasy
- Restaurace U Kaskadera
- Regastro s.r.o.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Petrin Lookout Tower
11.09% of people who visit Prague include Petrin Lookout Tower in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
33.33% of people start their Petrin Lookout Tower visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Petrin Lookout Tower
56.25% of people prefer walking in order to reach Petrin Lookout Tower
Petrin Lookout Tower Trips
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Petrin Lookout Tower, Prague Reviews
I really enjoyed the view from the Petrin Tower. It was only 150Kc to gain access to the top. Very over crowded, but definitely worth it for the spectacular view you get of Prague. The best way to make it to the top of Petrin Hill is by the cable car. Just purchase a ticket inside the office, and make your way to the top. It was only 32Kc. You could try and walk it, but it would take twice as much effort. Much easier just to take the cable car. There are beautiful gardens at the top of the hill too, I would suggest walking back down to street level, and exploring everything there is to see.
I am not really impressed with the tower itself. The city view from the tower is good. It is located in a nice surrounding with a good view of the city. It is said to be a copy of Eiffel tower but I was surprised to not see similarity with the original. Its not beautiful and impressive as the original. You have to pay to get to the top and extra to take the lift. Recommendation: I would keep it towards the bottom of my list
A true 'must' if visiting Prague. It offers a amazing 360 degree view over entire Prague, at a great height. Experienced with the good old spiral stairs which can be physically demanding and challenging for everyone who has vertigo issues. Please notice that ticket office does not accept EUR currency or any type of bank cards: you need to withdraw local currency from a onsite ATM machine. At the end it was a amazing experience!
An overall enjoyable experience except for getting on the tram. You need the exact change in coins or use a card to buy a ticket.A little chaotic as everybody were swapping small denominations of money to buy a ticket.But after that ordeal it was a great experience beautiful views as you go up. The tower itself is spectacular although I didn't go up just watched the youngsters enjoying themselves.
There's a charge to go up. There's an extra charge to use an elevator. The line for an elevator moves slow as it can only fit few people and It's very hot and stuffy inside of it. The views of the city are good, but it's far away. There are better viewpoints within old city. It's something to do when in the area. But don't make a trip here just for the tower.