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Petřín, Prague

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Mountain Nature / Park
Petřín is a hill in the center of Prague, Czech Republic. It rises some 130 m above the left bank of the Vltava River. The hill, almost entirely covered with parks, is a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague. The hill is featured prominently in Franz Kafka's early short story "Description of a Struggle" and briefly in Milan Kundera's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being.The chronicler Cosmas describes Petřín as a very rocky place, the hill is allegedly called Petřín because of the large number of rocks . Since ancient times, stones were dug and were used to construct buildings in Prague. Medieval defence wall, the Hunger Wall was built on Petřín Hill during 1360 - 1362, by the order of Czech King Charles IV. The Petřín Lookout Tower, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower, was built atop a hill in 1891. Other sights include the Rose Garden, Mirror Maze, St Lawrence Cathedral and St Michael Church.
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  • The Hills of Petrin. I have a review of Petrin Hill and Petrin Tower. I do not recommend the Tower. It is a waste of time, unless you have plenty of it. However I do like Petrin Hill. Take the funicul...  more »
  • Couldnt find the place eventhough we were on the spot according to the map... Hope someone can update the correct location  more »
  • The view from the top of the hill is astonishing, as is the park. The climb isn't that hard, so it is well worth it.  more »