Žižkov Television Tower (Žižkovská televizní věž)
Unquestionably the main landmark of the Žižkov district, at 216 m in height, it's also the tallest building in the city. With a 360° view, Prague is laid out before your eyes from the viewing platform at 97 m. One entire floor is dedicated to relaxation and above all to top quality gourmet experiences. The architects Václav Aulický and Jiří Kozák designed the tower in the 1980s. Ten giant sculptures of babies by leading Czech artist David Černý crawl all over the outside of the tower.
- January – December
- Whole week
- 09.00 – 24.00
- basic 250 CZK
- reduced 180 CZK
- family 590 CZK
OBSERVATORY (viewing point)
The Observatory floor consists of 3 cabins with 1 connecting room, here visitors may watch an interesting film about the history of the Žižkov Television Tower from its very beginnings up to this day. Each of the cabins is thematically different and they all offer a unique perspective of Prague. Visitors can reach the Observatory using one of the two lifts, which transports them there in 38 seconds.
The television tower in Mahler Gardens in the district of Žižkov is the highest structure in Prague. Its height is 216 m and its weight is around 2 200 tons. The project originated in the 80s and its authors are
architects Václav Aulický and Jiří Kozák. Preparatory work started in 1985 and the transmitter was put into service on 18 February 1992. The structure is composed of three steel body tubes. There are two personal lifts in the main tube, a cargo lift in the second and a staircase in the third tube. A lookout cabin for visitors is situated in the height of 97 m.
10 giant statues of babies are placed on the tower – The Babies by sculptor David Černý.