Petřín Hill
Lesser Town, Prague 1

Petřín TV Tower, PragueThe Petřín hill (formerly one of King Charles' vineyards) offers beautiful views of Prague and several attractions for adults and children alike. The hill is easily recognizable by the TV tower that is a miniature of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You can climb the tower for views and enjoy some other activities while up at Petřín.

Getting There

Getting there on foot

To get to the top of the hill, you can either walk to get some exercise (it's a bit of a steep hike along a wooded path), or take the funicular. If you walk, you can stop by the statue of Karel Hynek Mácha, the great Czech romantic poet and author of the love poem Máj (May). The statue is now a meeting place of lovers on May 1st, the unofficial "day of love" in the Czech Republic.

Petřín FunicularGetting there on the funicular

The funicular that goes to the top of Petřín starts on Újezd street (you can get there by tram 9, 12, 20 or 22 and get off at Újezd) and can be an exciting activity for your children. The funicular operates daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (April - October) or 9 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. (November - March) and runs every 10 to 15 minutes. You will need a public transportation ticket, which you can buy right there if needed. Get off at the very top (it's the second stop - the first one is halfway up the hill).

What to Do on Petřín

Petřín Tower (rozhledna)

You can climg the Petřín tower for beautiful views of Prague. Don't be mislead by its perceived height - it only takes four minutes to climb the stairs to the observation point.

Mirror Maze (Bludiště)

The mirror maze is a fun diversion for children and adults alike thanks to the hall with distorting mirrors.

Pony and Horseback Rides

Pony and horseback rides are sometimes available to children on weekend afternoons from the end of February to November and possibly daily during the summer months. The price is around 50 CZK per ride and you will find the horses near the entrance to the funicular. No helmets are provided.


The observatory can be of interest to older kids and, of course, adults.

Rose Garden

Don't forget to stroll through the beautiful, fragrant rose garden - a real treat!

Leaving Petřín

When you're done visiting the Petřín area, you can take the funicular back, but it is nicer and more interesting to follow one of the trails that lead to the Prague Castle or the Strahov Monastery (flat or downhill).