"No visit is complete without it..." Wiener Riesenrad - Giant Ferris Wheel Tip by sabsi
Wiener Riesenrad - Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna: 68 reviews and 111 photos
The main landmark of Vienna is the ferris wheel in Prater amusement park so of course we went there for a turn. I am extremely scared of heights so ferris wheels are always a nightmare for me. But how could I miss this one? It has this certain romantic flair not only since the movie "Before Sunrise" became one of my all time favourites.
The ferris wheel has been there since 1897. It was built to celebrate emperor Franz Josef's 50th jubilee. Back then it still had 30 wagons, today for safety reasons there are only 13 left.
From the top you get nice views of Vienna and the Prater underneath. A complete turn takes approx. 20 mts. It felt much longer because of my fear of heights ;) It's not as bad as the London Eye though as it is not as high ("only" 64 metres). Come early in the morning to avoid queuing for too long. We were here on a Sunday morning and queued for 30 mts maybe. A ticket costs 7,50 EUR.
Address: Prater 20, 2. Bezirk
Directions: U, Tram to Praterstern
Phone: +43 1 7295430
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