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The Vienna Prater

Address: Prater 9, Vienna 1020, Austria (Leopoldstadt)
Phone Number: 728-05-16
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Ranked #76 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: Vienna's landmark amusement park features the familiar 65-meter-high...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

In a city like Vienna it is particularly nice to get a "birds eye view" from above the city. Going up in the Ferris wheel gives you a really nice view, and it is actually quite historical. For something like 7-8 more Euro you can also get a pass to go up in another observatory tower. It is well worth... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This amusement park feels like a Viennese version of Coney Island. Some of the rides date back many years, others are brand new with the fear factor of the best midways . The Praterturm is a true marvel at 383 feet high. It is the worlds highest carousel swing and the view from up there is incredible. If you just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

interesting view of European amusement park. I rode the swing ride that goes 130m into the air which was a terrifying thrill

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This historical garden is full of things to do and the Ferris wheel is a must. It's not scary - I don't like heights but I enjoyed this..... The place is great for all ages

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is perfect if you want to have a little fun. No entrance fee to this amusement park and you only pay whatever you want to try. Thumb up. My only intention was to travel on the oldest giant wheel which I did at nightfall, with a perfect oportunity to take great photos. Once all entrance fees are generally... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited one Saturday in early December using public transport. There is no entrance fee to the Prater grounds. Plenty of food available, including traditional hot sausages in rolls, crepes, cakes, tea, coffee and gluhwein. Some of the attractions were closed but we visited the Riesenrad or Giant Wheel, which is not to be missed for the great views it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Takes about 15 minutes.as wheel moves slowly. Miniature exhibition in room after you have purchased tickets. In winter and on gloomy day ride lacks atmosphere. Visit in summer probably much better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

k.Without doubt the enormous ferris wheel is the main attraction of this great amusement park. We visited the Vienna Prater many times in the past when our kids were still young. This time, however, the nostalgia prevails. The pre-Christmas decoration, the smell of bratwurst and pastries and the entire ambience gave us the feeling of traditional nostalgie. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When my wife suggested we went to the Prater to see the Christmas Market and the fairground, I was a little sceptical, especially as the weather for our week in Vienna was, to say the least, cold and wet. The fairground is a little dated but is kept in very good condition, and the Christmas Market was fairly low-key. However,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had heard about the Wiener Riesenrad, the giant ferris wheel at Prater Park, so we had to go. We were there in the late morning so most of the amusement park was not open yet, but we walked around to get a feel for the kind of rides they have. Most are big rides, ferris wheels, roller coaster, bumper... More 

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