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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  • The view from the top gives you a good semi aerial view of the entire city and then some. Tickets have recently increased in price I believe as a previous comment seemed to not reflect the price when I took it today. Adults are at 150 with an additional 60 should you want to take the lift. But it's only 300 steps or so up, and the winds going up make it fun in itself as well. Don't be afraid of the slight wobble upon reaching the top as it should be and I believe its completely safe.
  • Its quite nice to see whole town from top ( 55 meter high) but windows are quite small and edges of them are very bold, so a panorama picture will be just like a dream. Ticket Cost Climbing Stairs - 150 (5.70€) Elevator - Extra 60 (2.60€) Joint Ticket w/ Mirror Maze -220 (8.40€) not lift included in this ticket I recommend to buy joint ticket with lift which is worth . Mirror maze is not a must ( if you are 60 above don't bother at all) but is funny at end.
  • Great and marvelous view. Pretty crowded place, people politely fight for a space near opened windows to make panorama shots and selfies. For some reason we walked the tower from the back and was forced to rise at steep hill. After the hill we climbed 423 stairs and decided to pay extra 60 czk per person for elevator. Anyway you'll walk the stairs either up and down or just down so you won't miss available views. Do visit the tower. It's worth it. BTW, there's an funicular on the other side, so be more careful while building your routes)
  • Possibly the best view of the city and the castle at the top of the tower. Tickets to get up to the top costs 65 for students and an additional 30 should you decide not to climb the steps and take the elevator. Well worth the trip up as the view was magnificent. At the bottom of the tower there were a few cafes and also a small area showing the history of Prague and the geography etc. Toilet in the basement was not free and costs 10 korunas. At the top of the tower it felt like it was shaking and while climbing the stairs you are exposed to the elements which is not ideal for someone who is afraid of heights.
  • You can climb the tower or use the elevator. If you want to enjoy the breeze and rain do take the stairs. Great work out for a fat person. Not expensive and good for a night out. Come on a rainy day to avoid the crowd.

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