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Praterstern

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Address: Praterstern U-Bahn Stop, Vienna, Austria
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Gardens

walk about lots of people around,late afternoon,on the way to the Ferris wheel very busy,locals and tourists. When enter the Prater park it was noisy but busy,I loved all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
444matisse
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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walk about lots of people around,late afternoon,on the way to the Ferris wheel very busy,locals and tourists. When enter the Prater park it was noisy but busy,I loved all the people,like a permanent play park..

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Vienna
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

complete infrastructure - bakery - tobacco - pizza - fastfood - many public transport interchanges, but also burglers and drug addicts make this spot one to better avoid.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Although very large and situated in the heart of Vienna, the theme park was very much redundant when we arrived (end of November). They were still serving food and drinks but the majority of the rides were closed. The big wheel which seems to draw people in was active and people seemed to be enjoying the great views from the... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is one of the highest swing rides in the world with its 117 meters high tower. It was not frightening as expected, but still a fun attraction in the Prater amusement park.

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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Spend an hour and half wandering around this fair. It was mid-afternoon on a Saturday in December so not in full swing and some areas were not open. However, not been a thrill seeker nor a height person the PraterTurm (Prater Tower) had me in awe... the highest swing in the world. Apart from that typical fare rides, food and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I'm not certain if it was the time of day/year I visited, but the whole park looked derelict. I could imagine on a sunny and warm day the whole place buzzing but it just all seemed a bit abandoned and sad the day I visited. None of the rides were opened and many of the attractions looked as though they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Yes, it was my main reason to vist Prater Theme Park. It's called PraterTurm (Prater Tower), its height counts 117m and...it's not as breathtaking as it was expected :D Either it should be higher or faster, anyway, it's still a great thing to try (at least) to see the city from above. other rides are still not much exciting or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We really loved this square and roundabout. The surroundings offer a lot of entertainment for adults and kids alike. We hope the city government decides to preserve this marvel of urban planning.

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Newdelhi india
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Praterstern station is the biggest railway station in the north-eastern part of Vienna, an important hub for urban & regional trains.Close by is the Fair & convention center Messe Vienna with many banks & office buildings close by. Just a few steps away from the Praterstern station is a large amusement park with the usual kids play stations like ferris... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Over a hundred years old it seems to be a must do for first time visitors of Vienna. The views of the prater amusement park and the city are wonderful. Also pretty cool for movie buffs as it was featured in The Third Man and The Living Daylights. I give it only 4 stars because it is fairly pricey but... More 

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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.