Prague's Žižkov Television Tower is a unique example of high-tech architecture built in 1992. Its iconic but controversial design by Václav Aulický was further deepened by the appearance of "miminka"; the crawling baby sculptures on its facade by the Czech artist David Černý in 2000. However, recent years have seen a significant surge in popularity of the Czech capital's most extraordinary building among the local population.
The lookout tower stands 709 feet (216 meters) high, with the Hotel One Room at 230 feet (70 meters) altitude. As the name suggests, this hotel has a single room. But what a room this is! The extra-wide windows run through the whole width of the living space, offering an unseen panorama of Prague. The glass-walled bathroom has a rainfall shower, a freestanding bathtub, and a digital mirror that turns into a TV with a click of a button.
If you get hungry, you won't need to go far. Take one of the elevators to the restaurant Oblaca that has over 20 chefs and received prestigious awards. Fine dining with Instagrammable meals and spectacular views is guaranteed. And then, if you want to enjoy the panorama even higher, there is the public observation deck at 305 feet (93 meters) altitude.
The location is excellent if you plan to enjoy the authentic side of Prague, but the old town is a short walk's away too. Žižkov is said to have the most bars per capita of any city district in Europe, and knowing how good Czech beer is, this is excellent news!