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The Petřín Lookout Tower is a 63.5 m tall steel-framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable Petrin hill, so the top is at a higher elevation than that of the Eiffel Tower.
The Petřín tower was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petrin tower is a major tourist attraction. The hill is roughly a half-hour walk up paths; however, the hill is served by a frequent funicular and the tower has an elevator for disabled persons. In 2014, the tower was visited by more than 557 thousand visitors, with foreigners being over 70% thereof.
The two observation platforms are accessible via 299 stairs in sections of 13 per flight running around the inside of the structure.