There is a popular lookout tower on the top of Petrin Hill. Its design was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but Petrin Lookout Tower is significantly smaller – only 60 metres tall. Nevertheless, thanks to its location on the Petrin Hill, the Prague tower’s top is actually at higher altitude than its famous Parisian role model.
Petrin Lookout Tower previously served as the main TV broadcasting tower for Prague, until this role was overtaken by the Zizkov TV Tower in 1992.
Petrin is a hill overlooking the Vltava River and Prague city centre. Petrin Hill is not very high, but still offers a wonderful view of historical Prague. The hill is located in Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter) on the opposite bank of the Vltava than the Old Town. Most of Petrin Hill is covered by a park, which is known as a classical dating place in the Czech capital.