Petřín Hill and Lookout Tower
Time Out says
A wide expanse of pathways, sculpted gardens, and green space topped by a mini-replica of the Eiffel Tower, located near the Prague Castle
Memorable sights pepper the landscape of this massive park covering the hill to the south of the castle and across the river from the National Theater. Starting from the top, a rose garden sits beside the base of the lookout tower, which was modeled after its French counterpart for the General Land Centennial Exhibition in 1891. A winding stroll downhill takes you past a statue of Karel Hynek Mácha, a romantic poet likely pleased by the couples who stop by to share a kiss here on the first of May. Stairs at the base of the park near the Ujezd tram stop hold a Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Every open space in between holds picnickers, readers, and happy dogs lounging in the grass.
Time Out tip: Fun fact: locals like to joke that, based on height above sea level, the Petřín Lookout Tower is technically “higher” than the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Petřín Fernicular: For an easy ride from the base of the hill to Petřín Tower
Angelato: For locally-owned (and loved!) gelato with creative seasonal flavors
Czech Slovak Bar & Restaurant: For generous portions of modern Czech and Slovak recipes