"Experience the Prater" Riesenrad & Prater Tip by call_me_rhia

Riesenrad & Prater, Vienna: 6 reviews and 14 photos

  panoramic wheel at night
by call_me_rhia

The Vienna Prater is permanent amusement park with more than 250 sorts of merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and other attractions. There’s something fro everyone, adults and children – if you like this sort of things. Otherwise it’s just a nice place to stroll about at night and people watch. Right behind the amusement park you can find the “Green Prater”: a beautifu park where one can relax and rest.

The symbol of the Prater, and of Vienna, too, is the Riesenrad (the giant ferry wheel), which dates back to 1896-97. It’s very slow and, apparently, very scenic – a turn takes about 30 minutes to complete; the best views of the city are during the day, but the wheel itself is more scenic at night, when it’s all lit up.

Dress Code: Casual/normal clothes. A camera is a must, especially during the day, on the panoramic wheel

Address: Prater
Directions: Underground: U1
Streetcar O, 5, 21: Praterstern, S1-S3, S7, S15: Wien Nord

Phone: 729 54 30
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.wienerriesenrad.at

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 2, 2007
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