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The Vienna Prater

Prater 9, Vienna 1020, Austria (Leopoldstadt)
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Ranked #70 of 407 attractions in Vienna
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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Vvery dated theme park but good fun if you have kids... even some big kids ;) quite expensive for food and drink however rides are quite cheap. Great commutable location too.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Prater has many different attractions and some of them are quite scary. The ferris wheel is a bit expensive, but it gives good views of the city. It is good to know that most of the machines you pay per ride, which can get expensive after a while. It is possible to buy a package deal which covers some of... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When you visit Vienna you must go to Prater and to have a flavor of that new/old mixture of entertainment. Climb into the big old wheel and pay attention to the room prior to hop on the ride. You will see there the history of the wheel, but as well the history of the place it was built on. When... More

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New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Growing up in a place where I spent my summers on the boardwalks of the Jersey shore, the last thing I expected to do when I visited Europe was play cheesy boardwalk games and ride cheesy boardwalk rides. But fun is fun, and the Prater is fun! This place is like a piece of a boardwalk dropped into the middle... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Kids loved it and didnt complain but....for parents seems this place is ran down, no reasonable eating choices, have to pay to enter for every ride (even if aint more expensive, it is convenient to constantly deal with cash).

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice but its a bit plastic. It lacks true Austrian environment, I would expect more traditional rides but still a lot to do and I did have fun. The problem is that it doesn't seem that you are somewhere special

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Anyone of a certain age or a liking for classic movies will have heard of the Prater Ferris wheel and have it on their Vienna to-do list. It was on my list and I will keep wearing my rose tinted glasses. I set aside an evening for my excursion but in reality only and hour or so was required. The... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

It's interesting because of the historical/literary significance. Otherwise - I find this place very off-putting. A huge tourist trap, and not a very sophisticated one at that.

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stuck for something to do on a Sunday in Vienna? Head to the Prater. Fun rides that are retro and cheesy. I loved the ghost train and the log flume - some for the really brave as well. I had a great time and want to go back again!

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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
85 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I woke up at 6am and ended up taking a morning walk through the park. I felt that I was transported back to another era. I went back with my family in the evening. We have been to other amusement type parks in Europe (including Tivoli in Denmark) which may have seemed cleaner or nicer, but there was a feel... More

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