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Petřín Lookout Tower Czech Republic

The "Petřín Lookout Tower" is like the pragueish version of the famous parisian Eiffel Tower. It is very similar but not that large.

Nevertheless the tower is one of the highest buildings in the city of Prague and gives you a perfect possibility for a panoramic view over the river, the bridges and the whole old town.
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Opening hours:
Mar: Daily 10:00-20:00
Apr-Sep: Daily 10:00-22:00
Oct: Daily 10:00-20:00
Nov-Feb: Daily 10:00-18:00

Lift for elderly/disabled visitors (extra charge 60czk adults; 30czk seniors/children)

Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Lesser Town, Prague 5
Czech Republic

You can walk up the hill or you travel to tram stop Ujezd (trams 12, 20, 22). Then, take the funicular railway up Petrin Hill. The prices for the funicular are included in daypass-tickets.
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06:05 20:04
50°5'0.8622" N 14°23'42.359" E

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Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 23.03.2018
Breathtaking view! Many thanks for your description. I read that they have 299 steps, should be able to make it slowly and steadily. Two questions: can you drag a tripod up to the platform? if you wish to stay until dark, are the paths illuminated? Thanks again!
Niko Kersting
Niko Kersting 23.03.2018
Thanks Alona, I'm glad it helps! I don't know if tripods are allowed up there. Even if they would be, I wouldn't recommend using one. On the one hand the space is really narrow, especially when you're not alone, and on the other hand the tower is very wobbly and shakes a little bit everytime someone takes a footstep. So a tripod ends up being useless. I don't remember lanterns next to the paths, but the way to the funicular isn't far at all. So just in case use the flashlight that is build into your phone. I think that works just fine. Have a great time shooting! :)
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 23.03.2018
Thanks very much Niko for taking your time to answer. I thought it would be marvelous to shoot nightscape... I have already bookmarked this precious spot :-)
Jiri Vorel
Jiri Vorel 25.02.2019
Paths are illuminated with long distance between lamps.
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 27.02.2016
Amazing view and thank you very much for all these awesome details about this spot Niko! Those are extremely helpful!
Niko Kersting
Niko Kersting 27.02.2016
Thanks Manuel! That's the idea of this website. I add everything I would like to know about this spot if I wanted to go there.
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 27.02.2016
Yeah that's great and I would love to see everybody to do it in this way, because this would help us all so much, especially if you haven't been somewhere and just don't know about things like the windows you mentioned. Thanks again for your effort, I really appreciate that!

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