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Funicular Railway

Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Petrin Hill, Prague, Czech Republic
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Journey to the top

Not a bad ride it last just over five minutes don't forget to buy and stamp tour ticket before going on. It's not as good as the one in Zurich but it's still fun to go on.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Woking, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad ride it last just over five minutes don't forget to buy and stamp tour ticket before going on. It's not as good as the one in Zurich but it's still fun to go on.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really disappointed with our treatment on the funicular railway. This was the first time we'd used public transport as we'd walked everywhere. We bought our ticket, not realising we had to have it verified. There was nothing on the signage to indicate this, and when we went through the barrier our ticket was checked by an inspector and... More 

Thank Clarice F
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you are in Prague you must take a trip on the funicular. Brings you to amazing gardens that were awash with colour. A visit to the observatory is a must too with spectacular views of Prague in every direction. Stroll back down stopping at the restaurant half way for a beer or coffee and more stunning views. Don't miss... More 

Thank patrickmD140UM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a modern funicular similar to the one on cairngorm but much shorter. Very frequent and the fare is included in your metro day ticket. Good panoramic views throughout the climb and a number of important attractions when you get to the top.

Thank Chris W
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view was OK... not wow. It was wired to pay 60 krones extra per person JUST for using an elevator... the price for the entrance was 150 krones per person.

Thank Marina T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant mode of transport. Well worth checking out especially if planning on climbing the petrin tower. 299 steps to top.

Thank Michaela C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take this train to get up to the Petrin hill, very nice view of the city from the top of the hill. Use the regular transportation ticket to get on, this train is included too.

Thank Mosh78
Brisbane, Australia
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350 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk up to Pertrin Tower and it's a reasonably gentle walk, but we like to try funicular railways and cable cars when we travel so we hopped on for a one way ride. It wasn't hugely busy when we did it but they do pack you in to the carriages so beware. Also regarding tickets, if you walked... More 

2 Thank Julie L
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I'm always happy to get on a funicular, but it extra cool because they accept metro passes. It's probably the cheapest funicular I've ever ridden. It's great to ride up and then walk down, enjoying the various views of the city.

1 Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We didn't realise that our ticket we had bought for the metro would also be valid so this was a bonus - the queues move quickly and the railway takes you all the way up to the top of Petrin Hill, lovely views and very convenient!

1 Thank Ellie T

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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