Welcome on the newly renovated website of Tower park. For the unique location in the center of Prague it is a popular attraction not only for the inhabitants of Prague and the Czech Republic, but also foreign tourists. Dominant and the highest building metropolis offers a unique 360 ° prospect with thematically capsules, restaurant, bistro, bar and six-suite. Neighborhood Tower Park Prague surrounds a garden restaurant and a summer terrace. The professional minigolf court was opened in the compound of Mahlerovy sady in June 2014. There will be petanque court soon and also mobile stage with audienece for 500 people will be established in the future.
THE HIGHEST BUILDING IN CZECH REPUBLIC
THE HIGHEST OBSERVATORY IN CZECH REPUBLIC
THE SECOND UGLIEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
Total height: 216 m
Altitude of the Observatory: 93 m
Altitude of the ONE ROOM HOTEL: 70 m
Restaurants altitude: 66 m
Observatory capacity: 300 people
Restaurant capacity: 180 people
Garden restaurant MIMINOO capacity: 130 people (32 seats inside, 98 seats outside)
Conference center capacity: 140 people
Number of lifts: 2 lifts for the public, 1 service lift
Speed of lifts: 4m1
Lift capacity: Public lift – max. 12 people, service lift – max. 16 people
Number of steps: 736
Number of parking places in the underground garage: 99
Number of parking places in the outdoor parking: 23 places including 3 for disabled
HISTORY AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
The TV Tower in Žižkov was built between 1985 and 1992 according to the design of Ing. Arch.Václav Aulický and Dr. Ing. Jiří Kozák. Despite critical reactions of local residents who pointed to the contrast of high-tech architecture and the historic neighborhood of Zizkov, the tower was completed. Today, the tower is recognised as a dominant feature of The Prague panorama.
In the years of 2011-2012 the tower undertook a complete refurbishment of its interior. A team of renowned Czech architects and artists were assigned to design the new space and create an interactive environment. The TV Tower was renamed the TOWER PARK PRAHA.
The television transmitter tower is from a technical point of view very unique – the Tower oscillations are eliminated with special pendulums inside the structure, which consists of 3 cylindrical steel tubes and 9 cabins. In these tubes there are situated three cabins, the first at a height of 66 meters, the next one is the Observation cabin at a height of 93 meters and the highest located is the broadcast technology cabin. The base of the building is located at a depth of 15 meters below the surface. The tubes of the tower reach a height of 134 meters.
Since 2000, the babies have become a characteristic part of the tower, namely ten giant babies climbing the tower up and down.The fiberglass sculptures called Miminka (Babies) were originally placed there only temporarily, but they became so popular that they were permanently installed on the tower. To take a closer look at the babies, you can find three of them in Prague’s Kampa Park, with the only difference being that the material used is bronze.
The Babies are the work of the internationally acclaimed Czech artist David Černý, who is known for his provocative and controversial pieces of art. Among his well known works include Entropa, which was placed on the building of the EU Council headquarters in 2009 when the Czech Republic chaired the Council of the European Union.
SURROUNDINGS AND MONUMENTS
The neighbourhood of Zizkov
The districts of Žižkov/ Vinohrady are on one hand located near the town center, but on the other hand are far from the noise and everyday rush. This particular area is known for a number of pubs, cafes and garden restaurants, and it is also a popular location to live. With a lively atmosphere, farmers markets and beautiful residential houses from the early 20th century it is definitely worth a visit when walking through the Old Town.
The Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery is located in the park which surrounds Zizkov tower. It was founded in 1680 as a plague burial ground for the Jewish community. The remaining preserved part of the cemetery, where you will find tombstones of figures such as Franz Kafka, is now separated by the park walls. From 2001, the cemetery is open to the public, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The National Memorial on Vítkov Hill
The memorial was built between 1929 and 1938 in honor of participants in the fight for the formation of the Czechoslovak Republic. Now it houses a museum of modern history, with a multimedia exhibition. In front of the monument you will find the majestic statue of Jan Žižka on horseback, which is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world.
The one hundred year old park, with an area of approximately 11 hectares, offers a pleasant environment for walking, relaxing and resting on a blanket in the summer, or in the winter children can have fun especially with sledging. The park also offers unique views of Prague Castle, Petrin Hill and other important places in Prague.