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Stefanik Observatory

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If you're interested in astronomy it is worth a visit. They had 2 domes open with telescopes set up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louwebb138
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Stefanik Observatory

This is a must visit when you get to Petrin hill. The exibition about planets and space is very... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
MilaK365
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This observatory is located on the top of Petrin hill, at the funicular's last stop. Most people continue in the right direction towards the Rozhledna tower, but if you turn left you will see this white building that is the Stefanik Observatory. It is surrounded...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The day of my visit was cloudy. Do not believe that they have observation tours independently of the weather. They do! On a cloudy day everything you may receive is observation of people on Petrin Tower :) They have relative (to Observatory) expositions, not much...More

2  Thank Elena O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in astronomy it is worth a visit. They had 2 domes open with telescopes set up looking at various objects. The staff were very knowledgeable and showed us some brilliant things through the scope

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit when you get to Petrin hill. The exibition about planets and space is very informative, and you can see the sun through a telescope. In addition there is a room with meteorites, and where on earth each of them was...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Petrin Tower gets all the glory, but the true highlight of Petrin Hill is this gem of a observatory and space museum. Here, you'll learn about the solar system, the Czech history of space exploration/study over the centuries, minerals (the Czech Republic is loaded with...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went at night (open 9pm-11pm in summer) and got great views of the moon and Jupiter through the telescopes. As well as actually looking through the telescopes there are some good exhibitions that are surprisingly extensive and very educational. My teenagers both thought it...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We went because it was free with the Prague Pass, and it's right next to Petrin Hill, Petrin Tower and the mirror maze. The exhibitions are all in Czech and English, there are a lot of interactive displays and it's a nice change from all...More

Thank Arin A
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We went to the observatory after dinner on the evening we discovered the existence of this observatory. Make sure you take enough time to visit this little gem, don't fall short of time like us! We arrived about 1 hour before closing time and thought...More

Thank Maxime v
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibition. Two domes open housing lovely Karl Zeiss telescopes. Knowledgeable staff - English speaking. This was a fascinating way to spend 45 minutes and well worth the paultry entrance fee. Both telescopes were in use, showing a daylight lunar crescent and a solar disk...More

Thank pjthants
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and I'm so glad we did! It was much larger than we expected from the entrance. There's so much information packed in this building and it is all in both Czech and English. The highlights were looking through the...More

Thank Megan R
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Not too expensive to get in and well worth the money. If you are there on a clear day you can look at the sky from the telescope. We got a quick glimpse of the sun as it was very overcast. Loads of interesting info...More

Thank JudyL71
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We had walked up Petrin hill and the lookout tower was busy-so we ended up going to the observatory. The door was closed and we weren't sure if it was open, but we're glad we went in. One lady guide who was supervising the telescope...More

2  Thank antony s
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