The Grassy Hill of Petrin

We really love funiculars here at le sac perdu HQ 🙂

It was a gloomy afternoon when I decided to go up the Petrin Hill in Prague. The infamous hill was mentioned af few times in Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and not in the loveliest light (people either got killed or killed themselves there). So as I made my way up in the funicular, I was already anticipating the gloom, but of course not in a suicidal way as Kundera made it out to be. It couldn’t be that bad, right?

Újezd Station at thje bottom of the hill in Malá Strana.

I hopped on the funicular train from Ăšjezd Station (ticketing system was the same as the city’s public transportation). But the train moved so fast that I really didn’t have time to soak up the view, let alone to take a lot of pictures. As I ascended the hill, the view got lovelier and lovelier. It was only early autumn so the grass was still green. I’d imagine in the summer time people would sprawl the grass with picnic baskets.

The speedy and spacey funicular train.
The more romantic way to get up the hill is by foot.

The train made a quick stop midway at NebozĂ­zek, where you could find an airy restaurant for lunch or coffee. Even though it’s not at the top of the hill yet, I could see the city of Prague spread out before my eyes already.

Prague Castle from NebozĂ­zek.
Coffee with a view.

See you at the top!

Peeking into Prague through the trees.

 

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