Mandatory Prague

Petřín

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There’s a reason the Petřín Hill was once one of King Charles’ vineyards. A green oasis of calm bordered by numerous gardens, it’s one of the most stunning hills in Prague (and believe us, Prague has many).

It’s also one of the most romantic. The hill is has a rose garden showcasing nearly 12 thousand flowers and is also home to a statue of Karel Hynek Mácha, a Czech poet who wrote the now-famous love poem Máj (May). As a result, hundreds of lovers meet at the statue every year on May 1. To make matters even more swoon-worthy, there’s also a miniature Eiffel Tower, which overlooks nearly all of Bohemia on a clear day. The park also boasts an observatory, mirror maze, and a cave full of one artist and sculpture’s fantastical paintings. You can take a lanovka (funicular) to the top for a still scenic, but much easier, climb.

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