After walking through the Schonbrunn Palace gardens, we went back to the underground to head to Prater Vienna.
It’s on the opposite side of the city center, but the ride is short. Next on our hit list is to Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater.
Step into a Timeless Tale of Wonder
Picture this: an enchanting park with a history dating back to the Middle Ages, where emperors once roamed the grounds. That’s right, the Prater has been around since way back when knights were slaying dragons! 🐉 Okay, maybe not that far, but it’s seriously ancient and bursting with stories from centuries past. Now, this once-exclusive hunting ground has been transformed into a wonderland for everyone to enjoy!
Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater Vienna – The Rides Await!
The Prater is a famous public park in Vienna, Austria full of recreational activities, including amusement park rides, sports facilities, and green spaces.
Get ready for a rush of adrenaline because the Prater’s amusement rides are the real deal! 🎢 From the iconic Wiener Riesenrad, a majestic Ferris wheel offering breathtaking views of Vienna’s skyline, to heart-pounding roller coasters that will make your stomach do loop-de-loops, there’s something for thrill-seekers of all ages!
But don’t worry, fellow scaredy-cats, there are plenty of family-friendly rides that will keep the smiles on your faces without making your hair stand on end. 🎠 And speaking of families, bring the little ones along, because the Prater is a paradise for kids! The giggles, laughter, and pure joy will be contagious as they explore the exciting kiddie rides and games. 🎪
There are 15 cabins that can hold up to 12 people each. The ride takes about 20 minutes to complete a full rotation.
The wheel was built to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I. The original wheel was made of wood and had 30 cabins, but it was damaged by bombs in WWII. It was eventually rebuilt and is a symbol of the city!
Nature’s Escape: Stroll, Relax, and Unwind
Need a breather from all the action? The Prater’s got your back with sprawling green spaces, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a cozy picnic. 🧺🌳 Bask in the serene beauty of nature as you unwind under the shade of ancient trees. It’s the ideal spot to recharge your batteries before diving back into the adventure!
Over the years, the Prater has continued to evolve, with new attractions, restaurants, and recreational facilities being added. It has become a diverse entertainment area, offering everything from traditional amusement rides to sports fields and green spaces for picnics and relaxation.
While you can spend a whole day here, take some time out to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel because it offers a spectacular view of the city on the Danube. It was constructed in 1897 and is one of Viennas landmarks and also the world-famous symbol of the Wurstelprater. The ride time is only 10-20 minutes.
- Giant Ferris Wheel Cost: $13.50 for adults. Buy tickets here.
- Hours: Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Address: Riesenradplatz 2, A-1020 Vienna
- Directions: From Schönbrunn take the U4 underground line and arrive at Prater
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, family, or even your favorite stuffed animal, and head to the Prater Vienna for a day of pure FUN! 🎈 Whether you’re an explorer, an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or just someone looking to make beautiful memories, the Prater in Vienna is the place to be! See you there! 😉