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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
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This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
43 1 729 54 30
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 November 2010

The Riesenrad – Ferris Wheel – is just inside the entrance to Prater amusement park (which is free to enter). The views from the top are well worth the 8.5 Euro price, which might at first seem a little expensive. It’s always interesting to see...More

4  Thank MattBanbury
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was not very crowded when we walked to this park so we decided to pay the $30 for two of us to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel. The brochure said the ride would be 15 minutes which I thought was expensive but since I...More

3  Thank AnnW358
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Winter's day there are just amazing,a lot of small shops which sell hot wine or Raklet ,hot dogs and many sweetness.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the wheel is nice, the view from above is interesting. it is also possible to rent a cabin and eat lunch in it but it is very expensive

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ericted in 1897 real embleme of romantic Vienna, the Prater ferris Wheel is a real must see! The tour last about 15 minutes inside à very spatious & confortable cabin wich looks very much like à train wagon car. That's only adding to the charm...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the original big wheels, made of wood and iron, nothing plastic and steel about this one. It’s an experience and surprisingly comfortable and feels absolutely safe. This was our second visit and I’d go next time we go to Vienna as I enjoyed...More

Thank markn71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day walking around we decided to go on the Ferris wheel. Earlier on we went up the Danube tower and got a combination ticket which includes the Danube tower plus one ride on the Ferris wheel. The ticket cost €20 for both...More

3  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We visited the Viennese Riesenrad during our stay in Vienna in October. It’s only a five minute walk from Paterstern metro station on line U1. Admission to the park is free and you just pay for each individual ride. Admission to the Giant Ferris wheel...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Having seen it in movies created expectations, so it fell below being a bit shabby and clumsily commercialized. At 10€ pp (cash only) it came a bit pricey for a 15 minutes ride, having been able to look at the city for about 7 minutes....More

1  Thank davor_raic
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime with a short queue.The wheel is an iconic structure from a different age. I actually enjoyed the trip and thought the price was OK. Modest discount for Vienna City Card holders.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

You can see this lit up at night from across the city. Kind of drew us in. Such a historic landmark in Vienna having been in many films (James Bond The Living Daylights). We went one evening to see the rest of Prater lit up...More

Thank eph9
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Just loved this. The views were amazing over the city and the construction is a marvellous feat of engineering.

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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 centre and
take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old
townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and
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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.