Petrin Hill

The 318-metre-high Petřín Hill consists of eight parks offering magnificent panoramas of Prague. Climb to the top of Petrin Hill or take the cableway leaving from Ujezd tram stop – no city in Europe has more rewarding views. There you will find a mirror labyrinth, a telecommunication tower which is similar to the ‘Tour Eiffel’ miniature, the Hunger Wall that was built by the poor of the city in return for food in the 14th century, the Church of St. Lawrence, and the wooden Church of St. Michael. Near the Mirror Maze, there is the possibility for children to have fun pony tours, while adults will find the observatory very interesting.

Observation Tower – the most conspicuous landmark in Petřín Park with a staircase of 299 steps leading up to the viewing platform. Open: daily Apr-Oct; open Sat, Sun from Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec. (read more)

Mirror Maze – maze full of walls and distorting mirrors. Open: daily Apr-Oct; open Sat, Sun from Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec.

Observatory – exhibition of old astronomical instruments and telescopes to view the craters of the moon and galaxies etc. Open: Tue-Sun, year-round. (read more)

Funicular Railway / Cableway – from Ujezd to the top of Petřín Hill. Funicular which used to be powered by water. (read more)

Petrin Parks – formerly the southern side of Petřín Hill was planted with vineyards before being transformed into gardens and orchards. Great for a pleasant walk with spectacular views of Prague.

Petrin Hill

Only a stone throw away from the Prague Castle is Petřín Hill; perfect for a summer walk away from the bustle of tourists. Part of the land is set aside for an apple and a pear orchard from which the fruit can be freely picked from the trees. Much of …

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Funicular Railway

Funicular Railway to Petrin Hill is located just next to the tram stop Ujezd (trams 12, 22, 23) in Lesser Town. Railway runs daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (11:20 p.m. from November to March) in 10-15 min. intervals and is operated by the public transport company. Funicular stopping …

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Observation Tower Petrin

A small imitation of the Eiffel tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee exhibition. The tower is 60m tall, which may not seem particularly high, but the tower is atop the Petrin hill. The view is simply magnificent. You can reach the viewing platform by climbing the 299 steps …

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Stefanik Observatory

The Štefánik Observatory is located in the very heart of Prague, in Petřín’s parks at the Hunger Wall, which was built during the reign of Charles IV in the 14th century. The main telescopes of the observatory are a double Zeiss astrograph after the Viennese selenographer König, which is situated …

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Hunger Wall

A fortification called the Hunger Wall was built on the edge of the Lesser Town under the orders of Charles IV in 1360-62. Nearly 1200 meters of the wall with castellation and an ambit for sentry had been preserved. The Wall leads from Újezd along Petřín to Strahov. The name …

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Nebozizek Restaurant

Nebozizek Restaurant, Lesser Town, Prague 1 One of the first and most noticeable things about the Nebozizek restaurant, situated on Petrin Hill, is that it provides amazing views of Prague. If you are lucky enough to be present in the restaurant as the night time starts to fall, the opportunity …

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Kinsky Garden

This 22-hectare garden is located on the southern and south-eastern slope of Petřín and is separated by the Gothic Hunger Wall from the other gardens. The wall was built during the reign of Charles IV. Originally, there was a forest here, which was replaced by vineyards in the Middle Ages. …

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