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The Vienna Prater

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Neighborhood: Leopoldstadt
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Address: Prater 9, Vienna 1020, Austria
Phone Number: 728-05-16
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Vienna's landmark amusement park features the familiar 65-meter-high Giant...
Vienna's landmark amusement park features the familiar 65-meter-high Giant Ferris Wheel that towers over the park's 200 booths, ghost train, go-karts, merry-go-rounds plus a Plantarium and the Prater Museum.
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We went in the last week of December. Most of the attractions were close. We managed to go on the Ferris Wheel and it was a nice experience. The staff was very helpful and kind... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Birzebbuga, Malta

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went in the last week of December. Most of the attractions were close. We managed to go on the Ferris Wheel and it was a nice experience. The staff was very helpful and kind. However, the cabin was full of scribbles left by tourists.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited while on a Big Bus tour around Vienna, if it was fully open it would have been an amazing day out. We did go on the Ferris wheel, my husband loved it as much as I hated it. The views, I'm told, were breath taking. If I was to give any advice it will be keep your money... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Vienna during the Christmas hollidays and most of the city shops and some attractions were closed. Fortunatlly we found the park open on the 26th and though it didn't look like much at the first sight, we had great fun in there. The wind was blowing kind of hard(it always seems to be blowing in this city)... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We took a ride on the Giant Wheel, it is a symbol of Vienna after all. There were plenty of people on the line for tickets but we didn't wait long. We waited much longer to get into the cabin which had a worn-out interior and many people had written their names on the walls - not correct, I think.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lying to the north-east of the centre of Vienna, the Prater is a very large area of parkland that includes all sorts of attractions, from sports stadiums to a trade-fair centre, to an amusements arcade. Perhaps most famously, the Prater is the site of the famous "Reisenrad" or Ferris Wheel that featured in the iconic film about post-war Vienna, The... More 

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I came here for about half an hour of a 48 hour trip to Vienna and I was deeply disappointed. I had expected a much more interesting and exciting park but it was just like an average fun fair. The only two interesting parts are the large ferris wheel (a Vienna icon), and of course the tall tower with the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

In retrospective, it was not such a good idea to visit this place on a cold day just after New Year's, but that's what happened so that is what I will review. :-) We visited the haunted house, the big ferris wheel (Riesenrad), threw some socks at some cans and shot at a paper target. Oh, and one of us... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

this is a adventure place with loads of exciting rides and sky topper views. I didnt try any of rides this time but hopefully next time i will. I loved the aroma of punch at th stalls and enjoyed music on bandstand

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took a ride on the Prater wheel at night with our kids and they loved it. The views aren't that amazing in Vienna as it is a city of low buildings but the churches stand out. There were fireworks going off everywhere. We got a plastic glass of bubbles at the bottom which made it more fun and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Essential for a trip to Vienna to ride the big wheel or Reisenbad in the Prater. This has featured in several movies and sours high above the landscape for a 15 minute trip in the large cabins. Pretend you are in the 3rd Man movie.

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