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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  • The tower is not mind blowing but the park that you have to almost climb (it's long and hard, take some water!) is very nice and full of little surprises! Nice walk overall  more »
  • Great view over the city of Prague (360 degrees) Climb accessible by ladder with some stops, fair price for the experience.
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  • It's has a beautiful view. You can use elevator or stears to get in top of it. It has 2 floors. You can use the funicular which has the same ticket with the bus or tram or metro.  more »
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  • Excellent view and landmark once in Prague, worthy to climb up for the nice view of all city. Unfortunately, the tickets are CASH only (150 CZK per adult) , but there is an ATM besides to help you out with a high exchange rate if you have a different country bank. We arrive at 10:30 am on a Saturday and was fully packed of people already.
  • The petrin tower is a great way to end your day while in Prague. It's a bit out of the way, slightly removed from the city center. It does, however, provide excellent views of the city and the river. It's also reasonably priced and not too hard on the wallet. Go during sunset for a spectacular view of the city.
  • A perfect way to see Prague lit up at night! The walk is long and uphill, but there is a tram that will take you to the top. Not free, but still a very affordable sight for anyone on a budget.
  • Inspired by the Eiffel tower, this iconic Prague landmark is a worthwhile visit. You can take an elevator it climb the stairs to the top, and enjoy the view from the top. If it was just a tower, it would be too short to see anything, but it atop one of the higher hills in Prague, giving a fantastic panoramic view. Warning: it seats a bit as people move, and could make some people uncomfortable.
  • Amazing tower with stunning views from the two platforms. You can either walk the 299 steps or pay 60 CZK extra for the elevator to the top. Make sure to go there when the weather is good - you'll see all of Prague and parts of Bohemia. Here are a few impressions from a visit on a rainy day:

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