What is a visit to Prague without a trip up to Petrin Hill via the Funicular? At Petrin Hill, you can enjoy amazing views of Prague, scale the Petrin look-out tower, head for the hall of mirrors (mirror maze) or simply stroll along the hills to Strahov Monastery.
Attractions at Petrin Hill
Video of Funicular Ride up to Petrin Hill
Ujezd Station (near to Hotel Roma)
We were quite early this particular morning. Air was still cold but the sun was coming up. We were actually the first to take the funicular. There were a few others who took the first train up the hill as well – maybe workers at the restaurants? If you’re early like us and not sure what to do, there’s actually a mini museum depicting the history of the funicular. An interesting history…
Petrin Tower and Hunger Wall
The main attraction atop of Petrin Hill would be the Petrin look-out Tower.
The Petrin Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition. It is purposely reconstructed as a mini replica of the Eiffel Tower (looks familiar eh?). The tower is 60m high and has 299 steps to the top platform.
The wall you see in this picture is also known as the Hunger Wall. It was said that the wall was built by Charles the 4th, not as a means of defence but actually to employ the poor people and to feed them – hence the name Hunger Wall.
Again, we were early and we had to wait till the Mirror Labyrinth opened (opens at 10am daily except during winter months, opens on saturday and sunday only). It contains a maze of mirrors as well as some contoured mirrors for whimsical (laughter hall) effects.
This scene commemorates the battle of students with Swedes on Charles Bridge in 1648.
Enjoy a Stroll and Chill out with a pint at the Brewery
Atop Petrin Hill, not only can you enjoy a lovely stroll overlooking amazing views of Prague
View from Petrin Hill
You can also enjoy a pint at the local brewery!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our short little synopsis of our trip up Petrin Hill. Do share with us other interesting activities or sights that you’ve enjoyed here!
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