Petřín Tower Petřínská rozhledna

Petřín Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks of Prague, was built as part of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 as a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower (at a ratio of 1:5). It is 58.70 metres high, and 299 steps lead to its peak, which is at the same altitude as the real Eiffel Tower. The view from its top overlooks not only the whole city, but on a clear day you can see nearly all of Bohemia.

Object description

Lítačka card holder: CZK 195

Skip the line (on-line):

  • adults: CZK 290
  • reduced: CZK 195
  • family: CZK 570

Combi-ticket: Petřín Lookout Tower + Mirror Maze

  • 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”: Petřín Lookout Tower + Mirror Maze + 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.

Elevator fee:

Adults | students: CZK 150
Adults in a group of 10 or more people: CZK 100
Seniors over 65 years | 1 adult accompanying a child under 5 years | visitor with a Multi-ticket “9 objects in 365 days”: CZK 50
Holders of TP, ZTP, ZTP/P disability identification cards + 1 accompanying person | children under 5 years: free

Elevator goes all the way up to the 51m platform.

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”).

Petřín Hill – A place to walk, enjoy the view, and learn about quarrying
The permanent exhibition in the basement of the Petřín Observation Tower helps visitors visualize how Petřín Hill has changed over the past centuries. The lively building and social bustle on Petřín Hill at the end of the 19th century is described in the exhibition section dedicated to the original concept of the observation tower, the circumstances leading to its construction, the manner of its construction, and the key role of the Czech Tourist Club whose members capitalized on the atmosphere and possibilities of the time, and inspired by modern Paris, implemented the bold idea of the extensive transformation of Petřín Hill.

Petřín Tower Information Centre



by Petřín funicular from 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 stops towards the Rosarium (Růžový sad)

Exclusive experiences
Would you like a private tower tour with a glass of champagne, an after-hours visit or a glimpse of places not included in the regular tour? We offer exclusive experiences at selected hotels. Ask your concierge what we can do for you.
This offer is valid for guests at the following hotels:
*****Andaz AugustineAriaCorinthiaCPI Hotels Falkensteiner Hotel MariaFour SeasonsGolden WellMandarin Oriental The EmblemThe MozartVienna House Diplomat

The lookout is partially accessible.

Wheelchair access by elevator only up to the 20m platform (the 51m platform lacks wheelchair manoeuvring space). Due to the narrow elevator door, there is a mechanical wheelchair available for visitors with an electric wheelchair.

  • To use the partially accessible toilet you have to go round the entire building and use the service entrance. A fully accessible public toilet is located near the lookout tower.

Building history

In 1889, members of the Czech Tourist Club visited the world exhibition in Paris, where they were so impressed by the view of the famous Eiffel Tower, that they decided to create a similar dominant above the city of Prague. They founded a Society for building the View Tower, invested the first money, and got a land plot from the magistrate. It was decided that a five-time smaller imitation of the Eiffel Tower would be built on the Petřín hill, 324 m above the sea level. The building of the View Tower was speeded up by the organization of the Prague municipal jubilee exhibition in 1891. The project was prepared in 1890 and the necessary funds were acquired. The construction started in March 1891 according to the design of arch. Vratislav Pasovský, the authors of the construction were ing. František Prášil and ing. Julius Souček from the Českomoravská strojírna (Czech-Moravian machine plant). The entire construction grew up incredibly fast, it was approved on the 28th July 1891, and the View Tower was festively open on the 20th August 1891. It is made up of a light octagonal lattice steel construction on which 175 tons of iron was used. The eight arms of the construction were anchored in mighty rock blocks in the apexes of the octagon, the diagonal of which is 20 m long. There are 299 steps all the way up to the observation cabin, which is 51 m high and offers a beautiful view of the city. The overall height of the View Tower is stated at 58.70 m.

Twenty metres high into the first floor, a covered observation terrace was built with a gallery. Originally, the roof was furnished with a stylized crown with a flagstaff. Back then, the visitors were taken to the observation point by an elevator with a capacity of 6 persons, first powered by gas, then by electricity. The ground-floor pavilion was used as a restaurant.

On the 5th July 1938, at the time of the Sokol festival in Prague, there probably was a short circuit and fire broke out in the elevator cabin. The visitors left the cabin in time and got safely down to the ground floor, yet the upper part of the View Tower was damaged and had to be partially re-built.

On the 1st May 1953, a television transmitter has been put into operation on the View Tower. At that time, the elevator was abolished in order to have the tube filled by cables and feeders. The cabin on the first floor also started to be used by the telecommunications, to which the entire tower was transferred. Instead of the royal crown, a television antenna was installed at the top, and later the antenna extension of the tube. The visitors were left with both the staircases and the top observation cabin. A platform was built above the first floor for dish antennas. In 1980, the View Tower was closed for public due to emergency condition of the tube and the staircase. In 1991, the General Czechoslovak exhibition was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Municipal jubilee exhibition. On that occasion, the tower went through the most important necessary repairs and was open for public. Since 1998 till 2012 it had been within the administration of the Prague Information Service. The View Tower’s general reconstruction started in 1999 and lasted for two years, mostly in the operating conditions. The watchtower View Tower’s reconstruction was carried out by Spojprojekt Praha a.s. The old staircases were taken down, and both were made anew from high quality wood without knags. The stairs were furnished with non-skid surface. A new tube was set in, with an elevator for the disabled and for seniors, which goes up to the top observation cabin. Instead of the former sheathed balcony, an elegant gallery was built at 20 m, furnished with field glasses. This gallery is accessible for tourists in wheelchairs, too. The basement area is kept open, and the pillars on which the View Tower is standing are visible there. The watchtower was open for public after the reconstruction on the 24th March 2002.

Opening hours

january - march

all week: 10:00 - 18:00

april - may

all week: 09:00 - 19:30

june - september

all week: 09:00 - 20:30

october - november

all week: 10:00 - 18:00


all week: 10:00 - 19:30

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Petřínské sady 633
Malá Strana
11800 Praha 1