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Petrin tower, or littleEifel Tower, on Petrin hill above Prague in the czech republic. Photographed from the  grounds of Strahov Monestary.<br />
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The Petřín Lookout Tower (Czech: Petřínská rozhledna) is a 63.5-metre-tall steel-framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is at a higher elevation than that of the Eiffel Tower. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petřínská rozhledna is a major tourist attraction. The hill is roughly a half-hour walk up paths (which get quite slippery in the snow) and the tower is a shorter but fairly tiring climb; however, the hill is served by a frequent funicular and the tower has an elevator for disabled persons. In 2014 the tower was visited by more than 557,000 visitors, with foreigners being over 70% thereof.[1]<br />
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The two observation platforms are accessible via 299 stairs in sections of 13 per flight running around the inside of the structure.
Petrin tower, or littleEifel Tower, on Petrin hill above Prague in the czech republic. Photographed from the grounds of Strahov Monestary.

The Petřín Lookout Tower (Czech: Petřínská rozhledna) is a 63.5-metre-tall steel-framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is at a higher elevation than that of the Eiffel Tower. The...
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