Petřín Lookout Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks of Prague, was built as part of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 as a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower (at a ratio of 1:5). It is 63.5 metres high, and 299 steps lead to its peak, which is at the same altitude as the real Eiffel Tower. The view from its top overlooks not only the whole city, but on a clear day you can see nearly all of Bohemia.

Entrance Fees

  • basic:150 CZK
  • reduced:80 CZK
  • family:350 CZK

Admission fees in detail
Last entrance 30 minutes before the closing time.

(You can see the Petrin Tower upper side of the photo) Photo:

Petřín Hill – A place to walk, enjoy the view, and learn about quarrying
The permanent exhibition in the basement of the Petřín Observation Tower helps visitors visualize how Petřín Hill has changed over the past centuries. The lively building and social bustle on Petřín Hill at the end of the 19th century is described in the exhibition section dedicated to the original concept of the observation tower, the circumstances leading to its construction, the manner of its construction, and the key role of the Czech Tourist Club whose members capitalized on the atmosphere and possibilities of the time, and inspired by modern Paris, implemented the bold idea of the extensive transformation of Petřín Hill.

HOW TO GET to Petrin Tower

by the Petřín funicular from the Újezd tram stop
when the funicular is out of order:

  • from Pohořelec tram stop via Strahovská or Úvoz streets
  • from Malostranské náměstí tram stop via Tržiště and Vlašská streets
  • from Újezd tram stop up the Seminářská Garden
  • from Koleje Strahov or Stadion Strahov bus stop towards the Rosarium (Růžový sad)
Prague Churchs under Petrin Tower



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