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Riesenrad

Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
43 1 729 54 30
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This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ferris wheel” (130 reviews)
“london eye” (21 reviews)
“amusement park” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
Leopoldstadt
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43 1 729 54 30
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"ferris wheel"
in 130 reviews
"london eye"
in 21 reviews
"amusement park"
in 39 reviews
"living daylights"
in 10 reviews
"nice ride"
in 5 reviews
"big wheel"
in 12 reviews
"harry lime"
in 5 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 7 reviews
"vienna pass"
in 18 reviews
"danube tower"
in 5 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 5 reviews
"vienna city"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"prater"
in 66 reviews
"cars"
in 29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When going for a ride on the Riesenrad, it's very similar to other Ferris wheels from around the world. It goes at a gentle steady pace and there's a panoramic view at the top. The reason to go for a spin on this wheel is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a go on the ferris wheel. It's all very smooth and in great condition these days. Not cheap but not ruinously expensive either at 10 Euros for an adult. Memories of Timothy Dalton and 'the girl with the cello' in The Living Daylights came...More

Thank WillExeter_UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for all movie buffs as this was used in the old film the 3rd Man with Orson wells, with great views of the surrounding area and also part of a theme park with rides and attractions, so great for kids for a...More

Thank Mick W
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was pure touristy cliché, but still a lot of fun. The views of Vienna from the top were great, and the photo booth shots made for amusing souvenirs. Cheap and relatively quick, it's well worth doing when visiting the Prater

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is not a major exciting ride but it is nostalgic. The Ferris wheel is over a hundred years old, memories of 'The Third Man' and not many fairground attractions are this old and still working. Besides this the views are great on a clear...More

Thank Anthony A
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We decided to make a ride with the Riesenrad to have a view over Vienna. The entry fee is € 10,00. At the beginning there is a small "exhibition" about the history of Vienna and then you can enter the Riesenrad. The Riesenrad moves very...More

1  Thank Leilanja
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

When visiting a city there are certain key points of interest that have become familiar even before arriving. The ferris wheel is one of them. Either it's your thing or it isn't but it is an historic vienna icon. The cost isn't prohibitive and you...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We were excited to take a ride to get a bird’s eye view of Vienna. After we bought tickets, we waited in a que line to ride for a bit and then got on with way too many people. The gondolas are large, but they...More

Thank meb2879
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We really didnt like. Nothing special to see. You are waiting,when “the van” before you is with dinning till they clean everything.

Thank Kristýna K
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to get away from the historic building tours for half a day! This was a great option rides great food and people watching!Oh and nice cold beer for a reasonable price!Had a blast it was a warm sunny day !!

Thank rickcardo
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Stefan_Stoyanov
8 September 2017|
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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.
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