Prater

Prater, Vienna: Hours, Address, Prater Reviews: 4/5

Amusement & Theme Parks • Parks
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10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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 famous Schweizerhaus and many other great restaurants.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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from $13.88
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Praterstern • 4 min walk
  • Messe-Prater • 10 min walk
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J9TA
Eastbourne, UK2 contributions
Couples
The park is great fun - and free to enter - and would always recommend it on a trip to Vienna as have been several times. Latest visit marred by grumpy unhelpful man in big wheel kiosk who stood chatting idly to colleague while I was waiting to buy tickets and when I asked approximately what time other attractions would open snapped that he wasn't an information service! But without knowing that information you can't decide whether to buy rise packages advertised at the wheel. The photographers on the entry to the wheel were, in contrast to this man who should not be in a customer facing role, smiling and very helpful.
Written May 12, 2022
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Tom L
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We wanted to to take a trip on the Reisenrad ferris wheel featured in the film The Third Man, so made our way to Prater Park. The ride itself is great and we enjoyed the exhibition about its history, which makes use of some of the old cabins removed from the wheel. If you have a Vienna Pass card, you can ride the wheel for free, but the man on the ticket desk was extremely grumpy and shouted aggressively at some other visitors who were confused by the ticket barrier (it's not immediately obvious where you access the ride). Thrill seekers will enjoy the roller-coasters and other rides too, but we're too old for those now, so took a ride on the train around the park instead (also free with the Vienna Pass). We would have liked to visit the Prater Park Museum, but it only opens at weekends, so we missed out on that.
Written June 5, 2022
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Ponnapat W
Leuven, Belgium50 contributions
We visited the Prater Park at night around 20h in January. The weather was quite cold but it was worth the trip. The park is easily accessible by tram and it was pretty much empty. Many of the rides were closed but the park still had its lights on and that created good atmosphere. The park has good photo-ops and the main rides that we wanted to do was a ferris wheel and a haunted house ride. The ferris wheel was a smaller wheel and costed 5 EUR per person. The ride lasted about 5 min. We were given blankets for the ride as well. The view from the top was definitely worth the ride. Of course the ride could lasted longer than 3 rounds of 5 min in total but given that the price is lower than the other wheel, it was worth it. One of the highlight, however, was the haunted house ride which costed 3,50 EUR and lasted a little over 5 min. You get to sit in a small car of 2 people and this car takes you around the whole house. Monsters and ghouls popped out to frighten you on the way. Although the scare was pretty basic, the ride was very enjoyable.
Our time in Prater Park was one of the best memory of Vienna.
Written May 9, 2020
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO723 contributions
We had a few hours one day to fill, so we jumped on the train to Prater. We only rode two rides, the famous Ferris Wheel and Hotel Psycho, but really enjoyed both of the rides as well as just walking around checking out the park. I enjoyed this park because there is no admission, you pay per ride, which I imagine would get costly very quickly with a large family or with kids. With two adults, it was the perfect place to spend a few hours.
Written July 25, 2022
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Pete F
Portsmouth, UK132 contributions
Couples
Firstly, I’m guessing January probably isn’t the best month to come here, especially when it’s a cold rainy Sunday morning.
With a majority of rides closed and a very “ movie like” depiction of a decaying theme park, we went up the Ferris wheel. It was alright. 12 euros each and the whole park is “CASH ONLY”
Maybe it would have been better at night or in the spring.
Would I go again? No.
Written January 20, 2020
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Raquel M
2 contributions
Couples
Pros
- pleasant place to visit with many activities

Cons
- before entering the giant wheel, the staff member said we had to take a picture before going for the ride. I said I didn’t want, he insisted, I replied “no” back and he said “well, it’s mandatory”. I didn’t see anywhere on my ticket that I have to take a picture before entering a ride, especially that it is an item which will be online for sale. Because this was supposed to be a pleasant evening I agreed and after this the guy actually forced us to smile and say words like “cheese” as if we were kids from school, when clearly we were not in the mood for taking a picture altogether. I was honestly displeased with this, you guys should review people’s rights before forcing everyone to sell their image to an amusement park.
Written February 23, 2022
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Giacomo G
70 contributions
Couples
Located near the Praterstern public transport station, with private parking for cars and free spots around for motorbikes. There are many attractions for every kind of visitor, from the children activities to the adrenalinic ones and everything is well listed in the website and in the online map. There are also many restaurants, bars and food corners. To enjoy fully the park, a visit during the day and one during the night is recommended. Entrance is free and every attraction costs 5 €.
Written June 10, 2022
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Kostas Cham
Athens, Greece99 contributions
It is a medium sized park with various activities, many different roller coasters, different spooky trains and houses, but when we visited it, around 70% of them were closed due to the weather. You really need to be carefull and prefer to go at Prater during the high season (March 15th onwards), otherwise there are not many things to do. However, it was still a pleasant experience (we enjoyed very much all the rides that we tried), but with a bitter taste because we couldn't get in to the majority of them.
Written March 9, 2022
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,205 contributions
Family
We visited midweek early in January and it was very quiet. You can walk around for free as the rides are individually priced. Mostly €3.50 and up although I believe you may be able to buy a wristband. You can access the large ferris wheel and Madame tussuads for free with the Vienna pass.
Written January 2, 2020
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Az B
1 contribution
Friends
Why is everyone reviewing this as if it’s a reasonable place to spend time? It was the very definition of surrealism. A strange, liminal experience that seemed to exist outside of both time and space. All the rides looked catastrophically unsafe but I cannot report that first hand because you simply could not have paid me enough money to go on one of them. I feel like the Prater has taken a part of me that I’ll never get back. Do not visit unless you wish to see the space in which dimensions are breaking down.
Written July 17, 2022
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