Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Czech Republic  /  Bohemia  /  Prague  /  Petřín

Petřín, Prague

4.4
#2 of 277 in Parks in Czech Republic
On a clear day, Petřín offers sweeping views of Prague and beyond. Rising some 130 m (420 ft) above the left bank of the Vltava River, the hill is one of the city's most popular recreational areas for both visitors and natives. The hill's dominant feature is a 62 m (200 ft) high lookout tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Although you can scramble up the hill on foot, the easiest way to access the top is by a century-old funicular railway. Once there, you can climb the lookout tower's 299 steps for a small fee, or picnic in the park for free. For Petřín and beyond, use our Prague travel planner to get the most from your Prague vacation.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Petřín
map
Petřín Tours
View more tours
Petřín Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
6,948 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Simply a must for the clearest view in Prague. Be warned though going to the top in windy condition is a very disorienting experience as it rocks.  more »
  • We took a bracing walk up the hill from the old town. Can't be bothered to get up for the steep slope so you can buy ticket for funicular. There is no need to pay admission to get up in the "Eiffel Tower" where the view from the Hill is already amazing. Take the road past the castle on the way down!
    View original
  • Tons of walking as the funicular was not working. Must be somewhat fit to do this hike, much of it uphill. It took about 30 minutes with stops. Little children seemed to manage well too. My daughter c...  more »
Google
  • This tower is on the top of the Petrin hill. It provides really good top views of the Prague city. Do visit it at night. It is usually open until 10 pm. The night view of Prague is really beautiful.
  • The Petrin is Prague's smaller version of the Eiffel tower. It's located on a hill in a beautiful little park near to the city center. You could take a funicular to the park, which is quite fun. The view over the city, the Prague Castle and the Moldova is spectacular, don't miss it! It's worth to climb all the stairs!
  • Total disappoitment, cableway is out of service, park is reconstructed, you cant pay by card and ATM is also out of service... you have to pay entrance fee 150 Kčs and if you want to use lift there you have to pay another fee 60 Kčs (?!) I dont recommend you petrin, it is a waste of time
  • What a lovely park. The walk was beautiful and there was always something to look at. The old walls that still surround it are super cool. If you are interested in nature and history then go. The tower was a good walk to then up it but the view was incomparable to any other view in Prague
  • Awesome point. Alot of stuff to do for kids and adults as well. Rose garden is really beautiful have every color of rose. I will recommend to not try going up to the tower in the morning its too crowded as people prefer to visit this point in the morning .
Places to stay near Petřín

Plan your trip to Prague

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Petřín by other users

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Austria, Hungary & Czech Republic BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Czech Republic, New York State & Utah BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Czech Republic BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans