Top Stops for Prague Views

Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on January 28, 2011 at 4:26 am

You’ve heard of the Seven Hills of Rome, right? But did you know Prague has not seven, but nine not-so-famous hills of her own? Yep – Letna, Vitkov, Opys, Vetrov, Skalka, Emauzy, Vysehrad, Karlov and the highest of all, Petrin. You can climb these “mountains” for some views (keep reading) or check out some of these other cool places to survey the wonders of Prague.

Petrin: The highest peak in Prague, you can either take a hike up her side, or sit in relative comfort via the funicular. Once up there though, you have to climb the mini-Eiffel tower (one-fifth the size of Paris’). Views will be of Prague Castle, Mala Strana, and across the river.

Letna: The perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Grab a beer from the trailer and sit in the park’s grungy but loveable beer garden. If you are lucky, you can score a seat with views across the river to Old Town.

Vysehrad:  Another of Prague’s nine hills – this one is steeped in legend. Princess Libuse supposedly foretold of Prague’s greatness from Vysehrad, the site of Prague’s original castle. Now, a lovely park, church, cemetery and the requisite beer garden predict good times for both locals and visitors alike.

The powder tower: This historic tower, near Namesti Republicky, used to be the entry gate to the old city. Now, you’ll get views of the Old Town, across the river, plus “secret” views of the “real” city – suburbs and apartment blocks.

Cloud 9: Let’s move indoors. Enjoy an evening view of the city from the9th floor of the Prague Hilton Hotel. And enjoy it with some super cocktails.

Celeste: Dinner time! Head up to the top of the Dancing House for some superb French cuisine and beautiful views from the restaurant’s terrace.

Photos courtesy of Robot B and Celeste

Tags: restaurants, sightseeing, views