Charles Bridge (Karlův most) from the Petrin Tower, Prague


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Tuesday, April 10, 2007


My brain is to small to take in the varied and detailed beauty of Prague. This picture was taken from Petřín lookout tower or observatory. Its a mini Eiffel tower built on a Petrin Hill. From the top you can see 360 degree views of Prague.

The Petřínská rozhledna (Petřín lookout tower) is a 60 metre high steel framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizeable hill, so the top is at almost the same altitude. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petřínská rozhledna is a major tourist attraction. If you go up the hard way, the hill is roughly a half-hour walk up paths that get quite slippy when it snows, and the tower is a shorter but fairly tiring climb; however, the hill is served by a frequent funicular and the tower has an elevator for disabled persons.

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