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Riesenrad

Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
43 1 729 54 30
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This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ferris wheel” (130 reviews)
“london eye” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
Leopoldstadt
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43 1 729 54 30
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"ferris wheel"
in 130 reviews
"london eye"
in 21 reviews
"prater amusement park"
in 23 reviews
"living daylights"
in 9 reviews
"nice ride"
in 5 reviews
"big wheel"
in 12 reviews
"harry lime"
in 5 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 7 reviews
"vienna pass"
in 19 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 5 reviews
"vienna city"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"cars"
in 29 reviews
"queue"
in 34 reviews
"euros"
in 37 reviews
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Reviewed today

I had seen this on the Amazing Race so it was on the top of my to see list for Vienna. After researching the price of just going for a ride vs. having a meal on the ride, we decided to have brunch. We had...More

Thank Catie P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great way to get a birds eye view of beautiful Vienna as well as experience a bit of Viennese history. The night time view is very nice indeed as Vienna lit up at night is a really beautiful sight. There was a small Christmas...More

Thank Rivierabear
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only meaningful if you love the movie, but amusement park is classic and great for kids. There are rides there you don't see in the United States.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 120 year old ferris wheel, it is worth the 10 euros to ride and enjoy the views. My recommendation, do NOT pay the 345 euros for a "private" dinner. The compartment is private, but the views are not. 16 people in the next...More

Thank rmcleodx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even those of us, who are scared of height places, could easily join us to the ride. Good views and safe.

Thank lindb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a cliché but you have to go. It's a beautiful price of machinery and there are lovely views as the wheel rises and falls. It's not cheap, but you get a slice of history with your views.

Thank NorthEastMe999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was on our to do list and we managed to get here as part of our Vienna pass free entry. There is a display area immediately after entering offering the historical background of the ferris wheel and how it was rebuilt after being destroyed....More

Thank moonlotus18
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

When going for a ride on the Riesenrad, it's very similar to other Ferris wheels from around the world. It goes at a gentle steady pace and there's a panoramic view at the top. The reason to go for a spin on this wheel is...More

Thank glynevans435
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Enjoyed a go on the ferris wheel. It's all very smooth and in great condition these days. Not cheap but not ruinously expensive either at 10 Euros for an adult. Memories of Timothy Dalton and 'the girl with the cello' in The Living Daylights came...More

Thank WillExeter_UK
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

A must visit for all movie buffs as this was used in the old film the 3rd Man with Orson wells, with great views of the surrounding area and also part of a theme park with rides and attractions, so great for kids for a...More

Thank Mick W
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Stefan_Stoyanov
September 8, 2017|
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Response from DiningStar | Reviewed this property |
Once the sun goes down what you see in the short distance from the Riesenrad is mostly the lights of the fun fair around the wheel. Beyond the city is well lit. But I wouldn't say it's the most spectacular view night or day.
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