Celebrate the International Chidren’s Day at Petřín

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Prague City Tourism, together with the operator, is launching a historic carousel, lent to Prague by its Italian owners, on Children’s Day!

On this occasion, children can enjoy a free ride on the carousel if they purchase a ticket to the Petřín Lookout Tower or the Mirror Maze. The attraction will be in operation from 1.6. 2022 by the end of September.

And because the historical merry-go-round is also coming back to Petřín in June, the ticket for the Petřín Lookout Tower or Mirror Maze comes with a free voucher for one free ride on the historical carousel for each child.

The voucher can only be used on June 1 and it’s valid for youngsters under the age of 18. Non-paying children under 5 years of age get registered on the ticket of their accompanying person and so are also entitled to the free-ride carousel voucher.

The carousel is located in the park in the sandy area near the Petřín Lookout Tower.

The carousel, which has been on Petřín for the second year now, enjoyed great interest last year.

“We are glad that Petrin Hill will revive the historic carousel after a year. Visitors have the opportunity to ride this unique attraction over the next four months. It is not only an experience for children, but also for adults because you will find its history and uniqueness, “says Klára Malá, spokeswoman for Prague City Tourism.

It is an ancient carousel that originally belonged to the Italian family Degli Innocenti. It boasts hand-carved horses and carriages that will amaze you with the level of their preservation.

Thanks to the excellent work of German craftsmen, the carousel maintained its shine and vivid colors regardless of time, weather, or frequent modernization.

The lights that once shone by burning acetylene were later replaced by electric ones. Music that used to come out of a pneumatic organ has been replaced with today’s more orthodox playback device.

Nevertheless, the Carousel is in excellent condition, and so is able to bring joy to the present day.

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