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Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill © Matthew Black
Petrin Hill © Matthew Black

Petrin Hill is in the centre of Prague, perfectly located to offer all-round stunning views of the picturesque city. Rising above the Vltava River, it is almost entirely covered by recreational areas and parks. Petrin Hill offers many attractions for children and adults on holiday in Prague, beginning with the funicular ride up the hill. It is a fun experience for kids, followed by an exciting climb up the miniature TV tower. The tower is a small version of Paris' Eiffel Tower. Called the Petrin Observation Tower, it may not sound tall at 197 feet (60 metres), but it is a vantage point from which to see the whole of Prague. With breath-taking views, it is well worth the climb of 299 steps, especially on a clear day, when it's possible to see Snezka, the highest peak in the Czech Republic. Kids love finding each other in the bludistì (mirror maze) hall, and pony rides on the hill are also a popular activity. The observatory is a fascinating attraction for older kids. The parks are also just wonderful for a bit of time outdoors, away from the imposing buildings of the city which can get a bit daunting, especially in the crowded tourist season.

Address: Lesser Town, Prague 1

Transport: Walk along a wooded path or take the funicular from Újezd Street.