"Petrin Hill"

A hill and park that rises above the left bank of the Vltava River in the middle of Prague. It is almost entirely covered with parks, as well as a small steel framework tower that, by virtue of standing at the top of the hill, is actually higher above the city than Paris’s Eiffel Tower.

Petrin is a favorite recreational area for Prague residents, and aside from its appearance in Unbearable Lightness, also plays a central role in Franz Kafka’s story “Description of a Struggle.”

 

Petrin Hill from the Charles Bridge
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePetrin Hill from the Charles Bridge - Credit: Ludek