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Not knowing much about Vienna, the city was my oyster!
One of the few things i did know, was from watching the movie "Before Sunrise" in the 1990's and seeing the actors visit the Riesenrad at the Prater. I believe it's approx 120 years and...More
Went to Prater with the purpose of riding on this famous ferris wheel. Very disappointing. It only went round once and stopped every few minutes to unload and load the carriages. At 10 euros each it was a rip-off. The museum at the entrance to...More
Given its age the wheel itself is a fascinating bit of engineering. If you are interested in large construction projects seeing how is built and powered will be of interest. It is next to an amusement area with several types of rides, so the location...More
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
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
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
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.
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.