If you haven't taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, you haven't really been to Vienna at all. Take a 20-minute ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris…
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Cycle the imperial streets of Vienna on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by comfortable city bikes. See all the major sights, from the famed Ringstrasse to…
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Top sights in Vienna
In the heart of Vienna's gorgeous Prater park lies the famous amusement park known as the Wurstelprater. The Wurstelprater first opened its doors in 1766 and today hosts an unusual mix of classic and brand new rides, offering an exciting day out for all ages.
Built in 1897, the Wiener Riesenrad is one of Vienna's favorite tourist attractions. Famous from films like The Third Man and Before Sunrise, it grants stunning views of the city.
For a panorama that trumps that of the ferris wheel, plus an injection of adrenaline, climb aboard the 117-meter-tall Praterturm, the highest flying swing in the world.
A classic of old-style theme parks, the magic rotor spins at a speed of 30 rotations per minute, gluing its passengers to the wall through pure centrifugal force.
Those who dare should make sure to ride Volare, a roller coaster that propels passengers through the air head first, simulating the feeling of flight over a distance of 420 meters.
If Volare wasn't enough for you, then head over to the Ejection Seat and get catapulted towards the sky at a mind-blowing speed of 14 meters per second.
If you happen to be visiting the Prater in winter, make sure to check out the famous traditional Christmas market, which takes place every year from mid-November until the beginning of January in front of the giant ferris wheel.
Note that there is no admission fee for the amusement park and that tickets must be bought for each individual ride, which is great for parents that want to indulge their kids, as the park is a very pleasant hang-out spot even for those not seeking thrills.
- When should I visit?Open 24 hours a day year round. Individual attractions have different opening hours.
- Is it expensive?Admission is free, but the thrilling ride tickets cost extra.
- Will I need a guide?A guide is not necessary, but can add to the day overall.
- How to get thereTake the U1 or U2 to Praterstern or the U2 to Messe-Prater.
- Additional information
- Check out the Pratercard if you're looking for a cashless way to pay at Prater.
What people are saying about Prater
The tour guide accompanied us where the car for the city tour was waiting, then met us again in Schonbrunn Entrance and lead us directly inside the Palace Our city tour was on May 1, City Center was blocked by manifestations but our City Tour driver/guide did his best to show us almost all the interesting places in the list.
Our tour guide was Horst (I think!!) and he was awesome. He took us around to a ton of amazing locations during the tour. He was an informative guide and a GREAT teacher! Some of us on the tour (me) had never ridden a segway before, and he brought us (me) up to speed very quickly. He was funny and engaging and the small group setting was the perfect way to experience to city. Definitely recommend this tour. Vienna is very segway friendly and we spent almost the entire tour in the bike lane. Would do it again if I was back in the city! Go on this tour with Horst!!
Sam was a good teacher: had my spouse up and running for 1st time on a segway in 30 seconds at 65 y.o. Saw a lot of Vienna in 3 hours which included a nice and needed coffee break and got to know our guide better and get questions answered. Loved it! So much fun!!
Our guide did a great job and guided us through Vienna in a very pleasant way and told us very interesting items in a funny way. It was a real pleasure
This tour was great for new visitors to be greeted to Vienna and a sample o what it has to offer. Spent the weekend in Vienna with friends, beautiful city, and the guide was very good, giving the personal touch with stories of his own experiences.