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Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

After walking through the Schonbrunn Palace gardens, we went back to the underground to head to Prater. 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.

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

The Prater is a famous public park in Vienna, Austria full of recreational activities, including amusement park rides, sports facilities, and green spaces.

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

The Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater, originally built in 1897, is one of the most iconic attractions. It’s a must-do and the views of the city from the top of the wheel are spectacular.

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!

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater

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

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Katie

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