Spring and autumn are the seasons when Petřín truly sparkles in its full pageant of colour and splendour. In spring the fruit trees in the Seminary Garden become a laced petticoat of blossom petals and in autumn the whole hillside becomes dressed in a multi-coloured gown of leaves.
The name of this 237 metre high hill probably grew out of the Latin word ‘petra’, which means a rock. Petřín together with Vyšehrad and Hradčany create a triangle of hills towering above the Vltava’s embankments.
Petřín’s extensive green area is subdivided into several parts. You can freely pass from one to another, with the exception of some gardens that are closed to the public. Those, who don’t want to dedicate their whole day at Petřín, can make their choice and spend some time at just one of these parts.
Refreshment: YES - restaurant Nebozízek, Petřínské terasy,a buffet by the lookout tower, a restaurant in the premises of Strahov Monastery - Peklo, Bella vista
WC: In nearby restaurants and by the lookout tower
Attractions: : suitable for families with children, tourists; you can walk or use the funicular; lookout tower, mirror labyrinth, underground stoles, fruit orchards
Children and sport
Cycle paths: YES
Sports ground: NO
Playground: YES by Hellich Street
How to get to the park
Public transport: Újezd tram n. 6, 9, 12, 20, 22, 23, 57, 58, 59, Hellichova tram n. 12, 20, 22, 23, 57, Pohořelec tram. n. 22, 23, Koleje Strahov BUS n. 143, 149, 217
GPS location: 50°05′2.93″ N, 14°23′40.88″ E
Parking: YES by Strahov Stadium
Road surface: asphalt, concrete, paving, grains
Operator: Capital City Prague
Opening hours:all-year-round free access to Petřín, all-year-round Štefánik Observatory, Lookout tower – January, February, March, November, December 10 a.m. – 6 p.m..; April, September, October 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; may to August 10 a.m. – 10 a.m.