Petrin Tower (Rozhledna), Prague

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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. Use our Prague online day trip planner to add Petrin Tower (Rozhledna) and other attractions to your Prague vacation plans.
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  • Nice view of Prague Castle. Attention by windy weather, cover up. Feel free to stroll in the Park (little frequented during our visit), there is a beautiful Carpathian Church.
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  • Amazing views overlooking the city in all directions, although on a rainy day it's difficult to get any clear pictures because the top tier is behind glass. If you choose to walk up/down, you can get ...  more »
  • The tower gives a very beautiful view of the city. The area is full of greenery, at the base of the tower is a park where the atmosphere is very pleasant. You must visit it to make some nice pictures ...  more »
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  • We were there in the winter, in February. It was nice, you can choose if you want to go up by elevator or if you want to walk by stairs. Upstairs there is a nice view but there is a glass, so not so nice photos because if that. Lots of people even in winter. In front of the gate you can buy some refreshments. It would be better to visit in summer,because of the gardens with roses. And maybe interesting to visit at night because there is observatory near Petrin.
  • I really wanted to skip Petrin Tower, since it was out the way, but I'm glad I didn't. My friend and I walked over from the Charles Bridge one morning. It was a LONG walk, especially with all the hills and stairs. We were already exhausted by the time we got there, so we were a little sad when we found out there was no lift to the top. However, the views were definitely worth the climb. You’ll get an amazing view of Prague from a distance, and it’s also much higher than the Powder Tower. The best part was probably seeing the Charles Bridge from above. I was able to visualize just how much we walked! Tickets are 150 CZK (or about $7) or if you are 26 and under and have a student ID, you can get a discount. Tip - there are two staircases (one for each direction) so make sure you're on the right one!
  • The staff are extremely rude and unreasonable. Be very careful when purchasing a student ticket. If you have anything on your card that has a previous year written on it (e.g. club/society or transport stickers) they won't believe anything else you say even if you have a valid year on the card. Also if you are not given a student card at all from your school/uni they will also not give you student price even if you show them a current timetable. Extremely rude in manner as well. The view is not worth the undesirable treatment you receive. You get a better view from Prague Castle for free.
  • A fun climb to the top and some nice views of the city. The mirror maze is next door and good for a few laughs. The stand outside had some good food if you are in need of a quick and inexpensive bite. It can be a bit windy on the way up and down.
  • Nice view of the city from the top. Both lift and stair case option are available. Lift ticket will cost you extra 2 euros.
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