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Petrin Tower (Rozhledna), Prague

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
For a little Czech-flavored taste of Paris, visit Petrin Tower (Rozhledna), dominating the surrounding area from its location high above the Vltava River. Built in 1891, this 63 m (206 ft) tall steel structure is a scaled-down copy of Paris' Eiffel Tower. The structure features 299 steps, which run on the inside of the tower and lead to two separate observation platforms. After decades of service as a transmission tower, massive renovations in 1999 turned the structure into a tourist attraction, adding a small cafe, gift shop, and exhibit area to its lower levels. Pay the small fee to access the tower's observation platforms, offering unbeatable views of the entire city. Before you head to Prague, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Prague trip builder, to make sure you see all that Prague has to offer, including Petrin Tower (Rozhledna).
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  • Really worth the climb to the top as it offers best views of the castle, all the birdges and the city. 
  • Not the most obvious place to go in Prague but well worth the effort to get there and to climb to the top for the superb views. The steps are tough but one way, unless you meet some idoit that can't u...  read more »
  • Peteršinskij Hill is crowned by a copy of the Eiffel Tower. Don't be lazy to go upstairs. If you go on foot it will cost you just CZK 120. The towers have two observation platforms. One in 20 m from the ground, and the second in the 60 m is part of Prague if lies at your feet. Beautiful view, great pictures and unforgettable sensation when in 60 metres above the ground, you feel the vibration of the structure. In my opinion the best review site in Prague.
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  • A must visit when in Prague. The old tv tower resembles the Eiffel tower but is totally different. It boasts superb views and on clear days you can see as far as 50km away. It can be busy.... but hey... it is a tourist landmark. From thereon the walk along the grapevines towards Prague are magnificent. Spoil yourself....
  • A metal tower that is quite exciting to climb. The sidebars are complteley iron cages but if you are afraid of highs like me, seing the view from top while you climb might make you a bit uneasy. Like any metal tower it shakes as you climb. But the view from the top is worth the fright. Wonderful 360 degree view of the city and the landscape as far as the eyes can see.
  • Visited by myself using the prague card. The queues at the bottom for the hill train were huge, so I walked up the hill a little and took the train from the halfway stop. Queue into the tower moved fairly quickly and once I'd made it to the top the view was superb! Would not recommend if you are not a fan of heights as the wind was strong on the way up and the tower started to sway a little!
  • Scary to climb yet cerainly the best view of both Prague and the surrounding landscape, as far as the eyes can see. Like any metal tower it shakes a bit and the caged sidebars, not hiding the view, is abit uneasy if you are also afraid of heights.
  • Much like the Eiffel tower in Paris, this structure has one of the best views of the city. I would rate the views from here much better than that from Prague castle. There are two ways to go up; by lift and by stairs. I would suggest going up by stairs as the stairway is winding around the outside of the structure and you get a view for every step. It is worth climbing all the way up!
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