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Petřín Hill

(Czech: Petřín)

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Petřín is a hill in the center of Prague. Petřín Hill, almost entirely covered with parks, is a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague.

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The Petřín funicular runs along the route ÚjezdNebozízekPetřín. The funicular began operating in 1891 and originally was water-powered. It was electrified in 1932.

Looking for a breathtaking panoramic view of Prague? Look no further than Petřín Hill. Here are the top 3 reasons why tourists should add this iconic spot to their itinerary:

  1. Spectacular Views: Petřín Hill offers some of the most breathtaking views of Prague, with its panoramic vista of the city's historic landmarks and the Vltava River. Visitors can climb the hill by foot or take the funicular railway to the top, where they can enjoy stunning views from the Petřín lookout tower.

  2. Natural Beauty: In addition to its stunning views, Petřín Hill is home to lush greenery, blooming gardens, and charming vineyards. Visitors can explore the winding paths, relax on one of the hill's many benches, or enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature's beauty.

  3. Historical Significance: Petřín Hill is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 17th century when it served as a vineyard for the nearby Prague Castle. Visitors can still see remnants of the hill's past, including the Mirror Maze and the Hunger Wall, a defensive fortification built during the 14th century.

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Lesser Town, Petřín Hill, Prague

Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours

Getting there
Malostranská (Prague Metro LINE A) 757 m
Staroměstská (Prague Metro LINE A) 912 m
Public Toilets nearby: 73 m
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