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Petrin Tower Entrance

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If you're in Prague, come to this mini Eiffel Tower replica and see the skyline from the wonderful 360-degree observatory at the top. You can grab a sausage and a beer when you're finished, and then lay in the grass in the sunshine here in Petrin park.

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Imagini apropiate de Prague


A: Prague - Petrin

de Pavel Flora, la mai putin de 10 metri

Prague - Petrin

B: Flying above Petrin Tower - Prague Skyline

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 10 metri

60 meters above the trees...  

Flying above Petrin Tower - Prague Skyline

C: Petrin Tower

de Sergey Kalinin, la distanta de 20 metri

Petrin Tower

D: Prague Skyline from Petrin Tower - Gigapixel

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 20 metri

Zoom out using the controls... This two-gigapixel image was shot in spring 2007, from a few hundred i...

Prague Skyline from Petrin Tower - Gigapixel

E: Petrin Tower, Winter Gigapixel

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 20 metri

54000x27000 size gigapixel panorama made from the top of Petrin tower, winter 2006-7. It was shot by ...

Petrin Tower, Winter Gigapixel

F: Petrin Summer Fish10

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 20 metri

Another "tower without the tower" panorama from the top of Petrin.

Petrin Summer Fish10

G: Under the Autumn leaves at Petrin Tower

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 40 metri

Under the Autumn leaves at Petrin Tower

H: Prague aerial

de Cristian Marinescu, la distanta de 70 metri

Prague aerial

I: Petrin Park

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 70 metri

You can see Petrin Tower in the distance.

Petrin Park

J: 9 Aug a nice park near observatory Prague

de Valentin Arfire, la distanta de 200 metri

I had the chance to visit this beautiful town in august 2008, for the Panotools meeting - hosted that...

9 Aug a nice park near observatory Prague

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Prague

Aceasta este un ansamblu a Prague

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has long attracted artists and wandering spirits, although it was originally inhabited by prehistoric fish. Their inland sea filled the basin contained by the Tatras and Carpathian mountains, but when it eventually dried up they were forced to yield the terrain to dinosaurs, wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.
    In human times the Celtic tribes came to reside here, leaving remains dating back to the 4th Century B.C.  Their tribal name, Boii, gives the root of the word "Bohemia".  The three separate territories of Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia now make up the modern Czech Republic, which split from Slovakia in the 1993 "Velvet Divorce."
    Thanks to its enigmatic founder, the city of Prague derives a magnetic appeal for visionaries, scientists and astronomers.  The historical figure credited with the launch of Prague is Princess Libuse, a visionary prophet and warrior who once stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and made the prophecy as follows,

    "I see a vast city, whose glory will touch the stars!"

    This indeed came to pass after she took Otokar Premysl to be her husband and King, launching the Premyslid dynasty, and leaving it to rule for the first four hundred years of Czech history.  When the last Premyslid king, Wenceslas III, died without producing a male heir, the fourteen year-old John of Luxembourg came to take the throne of the Czech lands.
    Hot-headed John died in battle, but his diplomatic son Charles IV inherited the throne and, through keen multi-lingual savvy, managed to both keep it and earn the title "Father of the Czech Nation."
    Charles IV was the first of the Holy Roman Emperors here; he ruled during the height of Prague's elegance and splendour. This is the man to know if you want to understand Prague's layout.  He sponsored the construction of such landmarks as the Charles Bridge, the Hunger Wall and St. Vitus' Cathedral, as well as personally designing the neighborhood called New Town (Nove Mesto) which has for its center Karlovo Namesti or Charles Square.
    The city displays every branch of architecture across the last thousand years, including Cubism, a style which you will be hard-pressed to find applied to buildings anywhere else in the world.  Beyond the stunning visual makeup of the city, there is a wealth of nightlife and entertainment, beginning with the legendary concert halls including the Rudolfinum, National Theater, Estates Theater and the Municipal House.
    After investigating the Castle and Bridge, which are the most heavily-trafficked tourist areas, take a look around Zizkov and Letna, two of the cooler neighborhoods for bars and restaurants.
    However quiet it may seem after ten PM, Prague is alive and throbbing in an endless array of basement bars, pubs, clubs, discos and pool halls waiting to be discovered by the intrepid subterranean adventurer.  To get an idea of what lies in store, check out the panoramas for Chateau and Palac Akropolis and when you're out and about, make sure you look for the stairs down to the cellar. 
    Apart from shopping, eating, drinking and wearing out your digital camera, delve into the rich green carpet of Prague's parks, many of which lie only walking-minutes from the city center.

Text by Steve Smith.

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