Monday, April 20, 2015

Future POIs - Petřín Lookout Tower [Prague, Czech Republic]

Observation towers are one of the best ways to get a aerial view of the area that you are at and usually we try to climb one even though I'm pretty afraid of heights (got to keep telling myself not to look down).  In Prague, just a short 30 minute walk from the main train station is the Petřín Lookout Tower .

The tower was built in 1891 and only took 4 months to complete.  At first glance, you may think that it is like the Eiffel Tower and you are correct.  It was inspired by the Eiffel Tower but significantly shorter at 63.5 metres tall vs Eiffel Tower's 301 metres.

There are two options to get here, either you can walk up the hill which takes about 30 minutes or you can ride the funicular up.  The tower itself has two viewing platforms both of which are octagonal in shape.  To go up, you have two options, there is an elevator or you can walk up the 299 stairs to the top.

Come back next Monday for another Future Point of Interest!