Petrin Hill in the center of Prague is a good place for relaxation and entertainment. You can visit several interesting places there and the mirror maze is one you shouldn´t miss. The popular “laughter hall” with crooked mirrors will certainly amuse you.
The pavilion with the mirror maze was built as a replica of the Gothic gateway Spicka at Vysehrad. It was introduced at the Jubilee exhibition in 1891 and it had great success. There were slides projected there at the time. The mirrors were installed later.
When you enter the building, you will have to find your way through the mirror maze. You will see your picture in the mirrors all around you and you will feel like there is no way forth or back.
When you manage that, you will arrive to a large dioramic painting. It depicts the battle against the Swedes on the Charles Bridge in 1648. The painting is 80 square metres large and it has a plastic front. It was made by brothers Adolf and Karel Liebschers in 50 days. You can see how the left bank of the river Vltava looked in the 17 th century there.
Then you can continue to the other room, which is equipped with variously bulging mirrors and you can see your picture amusingly deformed. You can check out how would you look if you were tall or short, skinny or fat etc. There are 14 misrepresenting mirrors in the maze altogether.
The Petrin Mirror Maze has a step-free access.