Petřín Tower

Conceived as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna) was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition.

Climb the 299 steps to reach the top of the tower and the view over Prague is magnificent; on a clear day it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, 150km away.

Surrounding Petrin Tower are landscaped gardens, including a sizeable rose garden. Other attractions at the sumit include an observatory (which has a telescope and a museum open to the public), a hall of mirrors, a church, and several cafés. Small entrance fees apply for certain places, but there is no need to pre-book.