Designed by architect Václav Aulický and structural engineer Jiří Kozák, the highest construction in Prague was built between 1985 and 1992. In 2012, a new observatory called Tower Park Prague was built inside the 216-metre high Žižkov Television Tower. The observatory is situated at a height of 93 metres and offers a magnificent 360-degree view of Prague. The complex houses a restaurant as well as a six-star suit called One Room Hotel.
Useful information for visitors
Address: Mahlerovy sady 1, Praha
GPS coordinates: 50.0810406N, 14.4511250E
PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECITONS
The closest public transport stops near the Žižkov Television Tower:
- Jiřího z Poděbrad metro station (line A)
- Seifertova Street: Lipanská tram stop (trams 5, 9, 15 and 26, night lines 98, 95, 92)
The Žižkov Tower can be reached in 10 minutes from both public transport stops.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
Tickets to the Žižkov Television Tower Observatory can be purchased here. The Tower Park Observatory is open every day from 8 am to 12 midnight. In addition to a beautiful view, it also offers interactive entertainment.
RESTAURANT AND ACCOMMODATION IN ŽIŽKOV TELEVISION TOWER
The Žižkov Television Tower houses a modern restaurant called Oblaca, which serves traditional Czech dishes and a range of fine wines. The restaurant is situated at a height of 66 metres and guests can enjoy a view overlooking the entire metropolis throughout their dining. For up to date menu visit the official website of the restaurant.
A restaurant called Miminoo Garden Restaurant was opened at the foot of the Tower in 2013. It offers a pleasant environment for a sit-down break, especially in summer. Guests can relax in comfortable swings or rent a picnic basket.
The tower also offers the possibility of accommodation. At a height of 66 metres is a luxury six-star suit called One Room Hotel.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ŽIŽKOV TELEVISION TOWER
In the 1980s, an ever-expanding Prague struggled with increasing interference in reception of TV signal. For this reason, the Inženýrské stavby Ostrava built the Žižkov Television Tower. The transmitter was first opened in 1992 and eleven television and eight radio stations are currently transmitting from the antenna extension. Since 2006, the lower parts of the Žižkov Television Tower have been lit in the Czech national colours – red, blue and white.
The vertical construction consists of three cylindrical steel tubes that carry three three-arm cabins. The main tube has a diameter of 6.4 metres and the whole construction weights approximately 2,200 tons.
Sculptor David Černý created ten giant sculptures that were permanently installed on the construction in 2001. They are actually giant toddlers, called Miminka (Babies,) climbing up and down the tower.
Žižkov Television Tower and nearby historical monuments
In the vicinity of the transmitter, you will find a park where the Old Jewish Cemetery is situated. Near the tower is the famous Olšany Cemetery, where many important personalities of Czech history are buried. The National Liberation Monument in Vítkov with the bronze statue of Jan Žižka, one of the ten largest equestrian statues in the world, is a 30-minute walk away from the tower.