On the top of iconic Petrin Hill, lies a steel framework TV tower (looking very similar to Paris’s Eiffel Tower), which was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition – acting as a major sightseeing attraction. To reach the top of the hill, travellers can either walk up along a wooded path or take the funicular, operating daily and running every 10 to 15 minutes.
Landscaped garden surround Petrin Tower, including a beautiful and fragrant rose garden which you can peacefully stroll around, before choosing to either climb the 229 steps or take the lift to the top of the tower and its magical observation point.
Other attractions at the summit include a fascinating observatory with a telescope, a small museum, a mirror maze (providing great fun for the kids), a church, and a cosy café. Once you return back to the bottom of Petrin Hill, near the funicular terminal there is a well-equipped children’s playground and a café serving reasonably priced food and drinks, too.