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Letná Park – former funicular area

Letná is a unique park area which plays an irreplaceable role in the system of Prague’s parks. The corner which is the focus of the project design currently serves as a public park. The focal point is the area with the remains of what used to be the upper funicular station, with a fragment of old steel railings, a part of an old stone staircase and several retaining walls. The project aims to find a new use for this historic site and create a new point of interest in the Letná Park.

The project design for the area of the former upper funicular station involves creating a new scenic viewpoint and a reminder of the history of the funicular station. For the lookout itself, a stone field has been used to reinforce the slope, creating a step that visitors can use to sit on and enjoy the views. The materials have been selected in a way that makes it easy to distinguish between original, restored elements and new additions. The lookout is lighted using warm, ambient LED light.

The design also includes a long, linear steel element embedded in the terrain, showing important dates and facts from the history of the funicular.



Project date

Realisation 2017


Prague city

General planner

Šmídová Landscape Architects, s.r.o.

Our work

Conversion torsion of original funicular station to a new scenic viewpoint



Křižíkova 213/44
186 00 Prague 8
Czech Republic

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