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Address: Prater 9, Vienna 1020, Austria
Phone Number: 728-05-16
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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My boyfriend and I visited the Prater during our stay in Vienna in March. Although he doesnt particularly like heights he came on the wheel with me. There is a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited the Prater during our stay in Vienna in March. Although he doesnt particularly like heights he came on the wheel with me. There is a lovely old-fashioned walk around gallery/museum of how the wheel has been improved and changed since it was first built. There are small wooden replicas of the cars on the wheel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

In Europe, most large establishments catering to the public take credit cards. The Prater qualifies as a such and also caters to tourists. But when we tried using a credit card at the large kebab counter service behind the old ferris wheel, the cashier was nasty. He claimed he couldn't cancel the cash register transaction for the pre-made, unplated food.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you want go to Disneyland and if you look for basic food go to Marseilles. Of course this is not the best, nor he largest Ferris wheel, but it is the most famous and the best known in the world. If in Vienna it is a must! Incidentally you have good views over the city from here, especially in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's great, no entrance, but you pay per ride. Only a few rides, but it's in city so the options are limited. The Catapult is great and also the Fun House and there are fun things to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was really good fun - we had gone specifically to ride the Viennese Wheel without realising everything else that was there! You can buy a wristband for all of the rides or you can pay for individual tickets if you just want to ride certain things - I can recommend the Praterturm! Stunning views! The wheel itself was lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day out for all the family... Everything is within walking distance with lots of choice of things to do for all types of thrill seekers... We didn't queue to go on any rides or have that horrible Fare ground people shouting out for you to join the ride. Plenty of places to eat and choice of what you want.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I spent there not too much time as it was rainy and I was in hurry - just Madame Tussauds museum and Prater Turm which was so exciting!! I can really recommend these 2 places and for sure will come back to explore the rest! Schwarze Mamba seems to be very promising :-D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Riesenrad is a giant ferris wheel which is a Vienna landmark, made in 1897, by an English engineer.It was constructed to mark the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I.It originally had 30 gondolas, but now has around 15.Amazingly, it has survived a demolition order in 1916 but was reduced to cinders in 1944 and then rebuilt again.I think it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon the Vienna prater expecting a giant wheel and few rides . But much to our pleasant surprise Prater was much beyond our expectations. The rides were just great and our seven year old son had a wonderful time. There was a wide variety of rides and the entire vibe around the park was awesome . There was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took our 11 year old daughter here for a few hours last Saturday. The great thing about the place is that admission is free and so you can spend as little or as much as you like, choosing the rides that suit you best. Most of the big rides are 5 euro each which is pricey but there are... More 

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Staying in Leopoldstadt

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Leopoldstadt
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city center and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theaters, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.