Mirror Maze Zrcadlové bludiště na Petříně

A favourite spot for children and adults alike. From the outside, this building resembles a small castle, but inside, instead of a labyrinth with mysterious stone hallways, you'll find one made of mirrors. First you'll make your way through the maze to the diorama of the battle of the Praguers against the Swedes at the Charles Bridge in 1648 and then through the "hall of laughter" where warped and twisted mirrors will change your appearance in crazy ways.

Object description

Lítačka card holder: CZK 105

Combi-ticket: Mirror Maze + Petřín Lookout Tower

  • adults: CZK 260
  • reduced: CZK 170
  • family: CZK 520

Multi-ticket “9 objects in 365 days

  • adults: CZK 990
  • reduced: CZK 690

Combi-ticket “Petřín”: Mirror Maze + Petřín Lookout Tower + Štefánik Observatory
Ticket is valid for one year, opening hours of the Observatory

  • adults: CZK 300
  • reduced CZK 200
  • family: CZK 630
  • holders of disability identification card ZTP: CZK 200, ZTP/P: CZK 40

Free admission for children under 5. The reduced admission fee is intended for children aged 6-15, students under 26, seniors over 65, and holders of disability identification card ZTP. The family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Visitor rules – download HERE

Tip – Get a discount of CZK 50 on the historical tram line 42 ticket when you present your ticket from one of the towers managed by Prague City Tourism a.s. (valid only on the day of your visit; does not apply to group school tickets, tickets from lecture programs and special PCT events). The discount applies only to tickets purchased directly in the historical tram line 42. Card payment only. The discount also applies to each person under a family ticket.

You can also get a 20% discount on entry to one of the towers managed by Prague City Tourism a.s. on the day of your ride when you present your historical tram line 42 ticket (does not apply to Multi-ticket “9 objects in 365 days”).

by the Petřín funicular from the Újezd tram stop (The funicular is out of service during the regular maintenance periods.)

when the funicular is out of order:
• from Pohořelec tram stop via Strahovská or Úvoz streets
• from Malostranské náměstí tram stop via Tržiště and Vlašská streets
• from Újezd tram stop up the Seminářská Garden
• from Koleje Strahov or Stadion Strahov bus stop towards the Rosarium (Růžový sad)

The building is partially accessible. Visitors in wheelchairs can use the east double-leaf door, which will be opened by the cashier on request. The interior is all on one level. The corridors of the mirror maze turn sharply in places, with somewhat limited manoeuverability. Sanitary facilities are not part of the building, a fully barrier-free public toilet can be found close by.

Building history

The Mirror Maze was built according to a project of architect Wiehl as a pavilion of the Czech Tourists Club at Prague Jubilee exhibition in 1891. It was built by Prague carpenter and builder Matěj Bílek. The Maze was originally located near the corner of the Industrial Palace, but was transferred to Petřín two years later. It is an imitation of the Gothic gate at Vyšehrad named Peak (Špička), built in the 14th century by Charles IV and topped by nine spires. Originally, there was a round panorama in the front rooms with twenty peepholes showing approx. 100 changing stereoscopic slides with interesting Bohemian localities. Further on, there was an exhibition of the club’s touristic and publication activities, and an exhibition of touristic products manufactured by Bohemian companies. And then there was the area with a diorama. It is a huge painting with plastic front, depicting the fight of Prague citizens with Swedes on the Charles Bridge in 1648; more specifically the defence of the Old Town bridge tower by a jesuit named Plachý. The painting spreads on 80 square metres and it is a joint work of two brothers, Adolf and Karel Liebscher, who created the painting with an assistance of Vojtěch Bartoněk and Karel Štapfer. Karel created the landscape and architectural parts, while Adolf is the author of the impressive plot; they painted the whole thing in 50 days. It is interesting to see what the left bank of Vltava looked like in the mid-17th century. The pavilion was very popular, so the Czech Tourists Club even profited from its operation at the exhibition.

When the pavilion was transferred to Petřín, a mirror maze was installed in the right part instead of the panorama with the slides. The maze leads towards the diorama painting. The mirror maze at Prater in Vienna probably served as an inspiration. The second room was later furnished with different convex and concave mirrors (the hall of smiles). There are 35 regular and 14 distorting mirrors.

Interesting fact:

On the roof of the maze, there are vanes with first names of the workers who worked at the construction in 1891; they wrote them there themselves.

Opening hours

october - march

all week: 10:00 - 18:00

april - may

all week: 09:00 - 19:00

june - august

all week: 09:00 - 20:00


all week: 09:00 - 19:00

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Petřínské sady
Malá Strana
11800 Praha 1