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The Vienna Prater

Prater 9, Vienna 1020, Austria (Leopoldstadt)
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Ranked #71 of 295 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Javea, Spain
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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were determined to go on the Big Wheel as we lovers of the movie The Third Man. Well, what a dump the park is! Scruffy place, probably unsafe at night and I would recommend only going during the day. The Big Wheel itself was fun but the ride lasted only a few minutes and there is really nothing to... More

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Asini, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It may be a great place for families with children and indeed the famous wheel is a nice piece of old Vienna but as an amusement park its not all that much.

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St. Albans
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I didn't have high expectations of this amusement park after reading some of the reviews on here, but it's pretty good. Because it's a permanent park it's got a nice feel about it and the fact that it's slightly dated just adds to its charm. There's a good range of rides there with all your classic thrill-seeker rides, including a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Right in the city is the Wiener Prater, a large park which contains the oldest amusement park in the world, the Wurstelprater. The large Ferris wheel, the Wiener Riesenrad, was built in 1897 and is a landmark in Vienna. It's free to enter the amusement park and fascinating to walk past and view all the rides. Each ride is charged... More

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New York, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A small town amusement park. The ferris wheel offers an unusual experience and view of Vienna. Wish we'd had the energy to stop and shoot arrows at the statues of bears and deer, but it had been a long day and our collective blood sugar was ebbing. It was all slightly dirty and run down -- very unlike everything we'd... More

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Beograd
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is unusual to have amusement park in center of town, especially old town like Vienna. But it is there for a long time. It will not show you largest wheel or fastest roller coaster. It is for whole family, including old ones or small kids. Everyone will find something for itself. And it is 20min walking from city center... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
5 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Foolishly we had the romantic idea of taking a ride on the vintage Ferris wheel in Vienna in the evening since we had run out of time that day. The Ferris wheel is located in an amusement park. At night in March at least, the place turns into an environment resembling the wind swept set of a post apocalyptic surrealistic... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Prater is the most convenient fun-filled amusement park, with no entry ticket. :) Each attraction/ride has to be paid for individually, and are very reasonably priced. On the grounds is Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and will be worth the visit if you haven't yet been to one before. Prater has its very own version of the 'London Eye', with which... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Visiting the Prater was a wonderful experience. Walking through the old style attraction park was very refreshing. Thinking about what it meant to have this Ferris wheel operating back then, and seeing that it is still running, is remarkable. Take some time off, and have a go on the Prater.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I don't know if I'm already a bit too old for adrenaline rides, but I was really scared. My girlfriend and me went to this thing, that spins you 80m high and 80km/h in circles. My legs were shaking when we got off, but she really enjoyed it. So if you're scared of hights, its probably better to go on... More

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