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This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Riesenradplatz 1, Vienna 1020, Austria
43 1 729 54 30
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely old Ferris wheel on the edge of the fun fair. Reasonably priced at €12 per adult and takes about 30 mins from buying the ticket to walking out of the souvenir shop. Good views across the wider city but a bit far to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank H7828BJjoem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this experience. Carriages are very smart, clean and comfortable with little rocking during movement. Plenty of opportunities to take good photo's and inside there is a marked sky-line map pointing out major landmarks. It is a bit of a walk to get there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pete S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to visit, especially if you have kids. The ferris wheel overlooks the beautiful city of Vienna. There's even a Madame Tussauds Museum and a Chocolate Museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Irene_Lomo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were exploring Vienna in December which meant the Park was very quiet. The ride was in interesting roomy cabins that allowed people to sit in the middle. It was a slow ride so gave plenty of chances to take photos. Certainly recommend a ride.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PFReviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

sorry to say that we have to do it today but we are not getting the kids in our class and i don’t know if you have

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Global656837
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We enjoyed the ride on the Riesenrad. Take the U-Bahn to Praterstern and then it is just a few steps over the street to the Riesenrad. About a 10-minutes ride giving a nice overview of Vienna.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swissami19
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Fun viewing point in Vienna! We did it during the day but it is probably as lovely during night time. As we pre-booked our tickets, we did not wait at all. It takes less than half an hour in total and the cost of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 920emilieg
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Wiener Riesenrad is an old landmark, one of the symbols of Vienna located in the beautiful Prater Park. It is fairly easy to get there from anywhere in Vienna thanks to the really great metro lines. There are several different rides (we took the regular...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zereiz
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We did ride the Giant wheel during the day but came back later in the evening for a pre-booked romantic dinner on the Ferris wheel. While it may have been a bit expensive, this was for my husband's 50th birthday so we chose to have...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CobaltMicks
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Can one visit Vienna and not go on the Riesenrad in the Prater? The Ferris Wheel is the setting of an historic incident in the film - "The Third Man", the Ferris Wheel which is almost 65 metres tall was built in 1897 and provides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.