Petřín Lookout Tower

Petřín Lookout Tower information

Prague , Czech Republic
Telephone
+420 257 320 112
Getting there
tram funicular railway
Prices
adult/child 105/55Kč
Opening hours
10am-10pm Apr-Sep, to 8pm Mar & Oct, to 6pm Nov-Feb
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Lonely Planet review

The summit of Petřín is topped off with a 62m-tall Eiffel Tower lookalike built in 1891 for the Prague Exposition. You can climb its 299 steps for some of the best views in Prague – on clear days you can see the forests of Central Bohemia to the southwest. (There’s also a lift.) On the way to the tower you cross the Hunger Wall (Hladová zeď), running from Újezd to Strahov. These fortifications were built in 1362 under Charles IV, and are so named because they were built by the poor of the city in return for food – an early job-creation scheme.