I have so much I can say about Prague I can’t fit it all into one article! So for the next two weeks I’m going to share with you everything you need to know to have an awesome experience in Prague, and as always, on a budget. 🙂
To start off, we’re headed up to the top. Thats right, all the way up the hill side and then climbing the Petrin Tower to get to the best view over the entire city of Prague.
GETTING TO THE TOP
To get to the top of the hill where the Petrin Lookout Tower is, you have two options, walk the path the entire way up or take the funicular (Its basically an uphill rail car if you’re not familiar with that). We were there in summer and a lovely stroll up the hill through the gardens sounded like a better (and free) way to get to the top (especially considering the line for the funicular looked about an hour long). There are also benches along the path if you want to relax and take in the view half way up. There is also a restaurant there if you are looking for a spot to grab a coffee or better yet beer. It took us just under an hour from the base of the hill up to the top where the tower stands to casually stroll up there. No rush on a beautiful summers day in Prague.
The tower does cost a few bucks to go up to the lookout deck. $4.80 US dollars for an adult or if you have a student ID its only half the price! And it is a bit taller than than it looks once you start heading up the stairs. But don’t worry, just look ahead and keep going, the top is sooo worth it!
My best suggestion is to head up to the Petrin tower after an amazing breakfast at a cafe (which will be the topic of next weeks article!) because well 1, after a big meal it always feels good to walk a bit, and 2, the earlier you go the less crowded it will be. Regardless of what time of year you visit, but especially in summer, be sure to bring a water bottle!! We picked one up at a little corner store beforehand and it saved us!
Next week more on one of my favorite European cities and where to get the best eats!!
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