"Petrin Hill park and gardens." Petrin Tip by hundwalder

Petrin, Prague: 39 reviews and 41 photos

  Gardens of Petrin Hill park
by hundwalder

Rest well my friend in this most beautiful and peaceful part of Praha. Your rest is surely well deserved. Your and your parents generations of Slavic people endured many hardships and abuses at the hands of the ruling classes and external enemies. Better times are certainly ahead for you and are most deserved by your great nation of people.

This photo was taken on Easter Sunday, 2003. The weather was a perfect 10. Shown is one of the beautiful gardens in Petrin Hill Park. Prague's 650 year old defense wall provides a handsome backdrop. Most of the remaining 1200 meters of the "hunger" wall are surrounded by masterfully landscaped and well maintained public greenbelt. Excellent city planning in my opinion. They do it so much better than so many cities that have had much more time to hone their planning skills.

See my tip on the Petrin Hill tower for transporatation options. My recommended option is to walk the scenic and low degree of difficulty footpath from Strahov monastary. There are also two scenic footpaths extending from the base of Petrin Hill Park at the Vlatva River to the crest. You can also offer a prayer for peace and tolerance while at the monastary. May we learn from the sorrows of the past never to repeat our acts of hatred and prejudice.

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2008
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