#48 of 162 things to do in Prague
Vítkov is a hill (271 m) in the center of Prague in Žižkov district. Vítkov Hill, almost entirely covered with parks, has played a role in several important events in Czech history (the most in the Hussite wars).
The decisive Battle of Vítkov Hill took place on 14 July 1420, when the Hussite forces with Jan Žižka defeated the Sigismund's (Holy Roman Emperor) army.
From 1938, in honor of the World War I Czechoslovak legionaries, is The National Monument on top of Vítkov Hill. After 1948, The National Monument was used to promote the Communist regime and between 1954-1962 it housed the mausoleum of Klement Gottwald.
Žižkov, Vítkov Hill, Prague
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours