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Funicular Railway

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Address: Petrin Hill, Prague, Czech Republic
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Good value but rude staff

The good thing is that it takes you to the top in a few minutes and saves you a lot of stairs or steep paths 130m elevation from the start) The ticket for public transport is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger S
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Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Disappointed to find that the funicular railway up Petrin Hill was closed today, so we walked it instead to earn a drink at the top as we enjoyed the view!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading previous comments about using Funicular in Prague I was most concerned about getting the right ticket and avoid getting fined. I was needlessly worried as purchasing ticket either at the machine ( coins only) or in a little kiosk was very easy. Validators are clearly visible and obvious- they stamp the time and date of start of your... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a group of older ladies, away for a lovely city break. So couldn't believe when I was stopped getting off this attraction by an extremely rude member of staff and fined 800 Czech koruna for not having my ticket stamped. I explained I put it in the machine but probably inadvertently didn't push it right in. This very... More 

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Thank Barb491
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164 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good thing is that it takes you to the top in a few minutes and saves you a lot of stairs or steep paths 130m elevation from the start) The ticket for public transport is valid here, also good. The staff is something else though. They don't help or even spreak to you.

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Thank Roger S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please BEWARE if you use this service, we bought tickets half way down, limited information in English, managed to buy the ticket and got on tram. When we got to the bottom we were stopped by Arrogant and rude ticket inspectors where we were informed we had not validated our ticket, when we explained there was no yellow machine or... More 

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Thank senna109
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a February afternoon. It wasn't busy and we only had to wait a few minutes before the Funicular arrived. We showed our Prague Pass and on we went. We had to wait probably about 10 minutes before we were off. It appears they depart every 15 minutes. The views it offers of the city are very good.... More 

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Thank BorntocruiseUK
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this very handy funicular to get us up to the level of the castle and save us climbing up the hill. We went to buy the ticket for the six of us but didn't have enough change. We managed to buy our tickets from the credit card machine and were feeling very proud of ourselves getting tickets when... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Worth taking this cheap transport to avoid the long walk up or down petrin hill. 24czk per person for a 30 min ticket, make sure you get it validated!

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Thank learnedtraveller
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49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

First of a kind for us. After we left Petrin tower we continued walking ahead till we almost missed way to funicular until we reached a bridge where we saw many people looking at something. That was funicular. So we walked back a little till we found a small exit from pathway to entrance of funicular. For a minimal fees... More 

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Thank Swati K
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The funicular railway on Petrin Hill is an ideal way to take in the amazing views of beautiful Prague. You need to purchase and validate your ticket before embarking and sit at the rear for the best views.

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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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