1. Austria
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Vienna: Skip-the-Line Giant Ferris Wheel Ride

Product ID: 41837
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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 Wheel and experience the unique views of the city and surrounding areas.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the fantastic views over Vienna from a height of approximately 65 meters
  • Discover a landmark of the Austrian capital and a symbol of the world-famous Wiener Prater
  • Look over Vienna and the surrounding area, including the hills of the Vienna Woods, the Danube, the Marchfeld, and the Pannonian Basin
Full description
Experience a ride on the famous Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, a landmark of the Austrian capital and a symbol for the world-famous Wiener Prater. With its iconic silhouette, the Giant Ferris Wheel is a must-see attraction for all visitors to Vienna. A ride on the Wheel is just as important to a visit to Vienna as the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, or the Spanish Riding School.

A ride on this significant and fascinating structure provides spectacular views over the whole city. The Giant Ferris Wheel is a true cultural and architectural highlight for any guest in the city: you haven't really visited Vienna until you've taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and marveled at the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna!

The Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel rotates at a speed of 2.7 kilometers per hour. A complete rotation takes just over 4 minutes, but only when the Ferris wheel has not stopped to let passengers on or off. More commonly, a ride takes between 12 and 15 minutes, during which time you can enjoy picturesque views over Vienna and the surrounding area, such as the hills of the Vienna Woods, the Danube, the Marchfeld, and the Pannonian Basin.

The Giant Ferris Wheel has even more to offer, from rides in traditional Ferris wheel carts to small parties, press conferences, or even romantic dinners for two in the luxury carts. In addition, the newly built “Panorama” offers a retrospective of the history and stories of Vienna’s past 2,000 years. Guests can also experience the historic city of Vienna up close in the replicated Ferris wheel carts.
Includes
  • 1 skip-the-line ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel Prater 90 1020 Wien Directions by car: From the south: South motorway A2 - southeast expressway A23 towards Prague/Brno – exit Handelskai/Messezentrum From the east: Southeast expressway A23 towards Prague/Brno Exit Handelskai/Messezentrum From the west: West motoway A1 to Knoten Steinhäusl Outer ring motorway A21 to Knoten Vösendorf Southeast epressway A23 towards Prague/Brno Exit Handelskai/Messezentrum From the north: Donauuferautobahn motorway A22 to exit Reichsbrücke – after Reichsbrücke, turn left at the first traffic lights onto Vorgartenstraße – crossing Ausstellungsstraße Public transport: U-Bahn: U1, U2 - "Praterstern" S-Bahn: S1-S3, S7, S15 Wien Nord Tram O, 5 Bus 80A

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