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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. 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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  • You must go for a part to come up to petrintower also should, of course, a whole lot of stairs, so you must take it quietly. There was also a small elevator, but the trains we don't. The body of the square is high up and there is a fantastic view from the square, where you can see the whole city. When you come down, there are cafes where you can sit and relax/comfort.
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  • Unfortunately, the train not to the tower was driving when we were there. But the rise is also to deal with. Then the 299 steps up to the platform and it has huge views of the "Golden City". There are also some gastronomic offer, but we have not used.
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  • Great views of the town from here its cheap to enter and it includes a free walk up the hill to get to it hope your fit  more »
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  • It sure isn't the Eiffel Tower. I'd know, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth seeing. The view of the city from this tower isn't as impressive as the one from the Zizkov tower located in the middle of the city. At the same time, the view from this tower is from a different angle so that's worth seeing, but its not a necessity on a visit to Prague. You also have to take stairs up to the top floor, which is mildly annoying. The top floor is also typically crowded because of its small area, which makes it complicated to get around.
  • The Petrin Tower and the surrounding area is simply amazing. Quite different from the other side of the river, the hill is an enormous green space which provides a relaxing backdrop and awesome views over the city.The access to the tower is paid and if you want to take the elevator with will be at an extra charge. Couldn't recommend this more. If you don't want (or can walk) that much you could always take the tram!
  • A nice immitation of the Eiffel Tower. It provides a nice view of the city from an elevated position at the top of the hill. The hill itself and the wooded park surrounding the tower are a far more interesting attraction than the tower itself, so I recommend climbing up through the woods and not taking the cable car.
  • 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....
  • Worth a visit as it offers great views over the city. Top can be very busy so best views or photo opportunities can be at halfway or on the small seats on the way up. Reasonable price for an attraction like this and student discount also available