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Petřín, Prague

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Lookout · Tourist Spot
On a clear day, Petřín offers sweeping views of Prague and beyond. Rising some 130 m (420 ft) above the left bank of the Vltava River, the hill is one of the city's most popular recreational areas for both visitors and natives. The hill's dominant feature is a 62 m (200 ft) high lookout tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Although you can scramble up the hill on foot, the easiest way to access the top is by a century-old funicular railway. Once there, you can climb the lookout tower's 299 steps for a small fee, or picnic in the park for free. For Petřín and beyond, use our Prague travel planner to get the most from your Prague vacation.
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  • A hill that offers you very nice views of the town. You can reach the top on foot or by funicular. Here you can find an old monastery-Strachov (there’s also a nice brewery), an astronomical...  more »
  • Great view, worth to see You can get there by walk and you can chill out in woods like get a nap or drink, eat Reaching a view is paid  more »
  • Nice view from the top only went to level one where some of the views were obstructed by the trees which was a shame.
  • Very nice view of the city

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