Usually there is little time beside work to take a trip to or inside Prague – but recently I was lucky, caught an early bus and went to the lookout tower close to the hotel.
The Petřìn Lookout Tower is build after the model of the Eiffeltower – and, fun fact, the two ends are exactly at the same height (on purpose certainly) – and located close to a monastery in the middle of a park.
Beside the tower tour you can also make a little history tour around the monastery and the historic walls. Within the park a few sign posts explaining what you see. To serve the many tourists visiting, there are also restaurants around the monastery and a Lindner hotel.
The tower itself has around 330 steps and a tiny elevator that costs extra. While the entrance fee is 150 CZK – 5,50 Euro the elevator costs an additional 60 CZK – 2 Euro and does not bring you to the top but to the intermediate level.
One side of the tower is for up, one for down, so the climb up or down is rather convenient – also as additionally small seating spaces are on every other steplevel.
In comparison to the Cologne Cathedral a rather relaxing walk.
The view, however, is very impressive – especially on the top. If you are lucky one of the usually closed windows is open and you can also make cool pictures.
As I only had my mobile with me, you’ll find room for improvement for the pictures taken 😉
Before I forget – there is also a small streetcar going up the hill, starting outside the monastery area. But if you are not severly obese, ill or handicapped you should not need it.
To look it up in Google: https://g.co/kgs/vFpqyL
Not taken from the tower – all right 🙂