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Address: Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
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43 1 729 54 30
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100...

This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.

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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
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Vienna by Night: Evening City Tour Including Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel

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If you have the Vienna Pass you can skip the queues. We went on this in February quite late in the afternoon (around 4pm) so it might explain why there's hardly any people but I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a ferris wheel: You pay €10. You cram into a wooden box with strangers. It transports you round and round a couple of times. And then you get off again. That's it. The most thrilling part is contemplating your own existence when the ferris wheel creaks, as if it's going to break into a thousand pieces; it's 120 years... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a turgid amusement park, we would never have visited - but we bought a joint zoo and wheel ticket at the zoo. They aren't even close, and it's a metro ride all the way across the city. The wheel itself is standard fare for a big city wheel, sweeping views over the skyline. That said, we were allowed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the Vienna Pass you can skip the queues. We went on this in February quite late in the afternoon (around 4pm) so it might explain why there's hardly any people but I imagine during high season being able to skip the line will be handy. I don't think a lot of reviews understand what this is meant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a Vienna icon and it is in all the tick lists but it is some way out of town and fairly quick for the €10 fee. The walk from town is nice along the Danube Canal and then you can U-Bahn it back one stop to pick up the Ringstrasse tram.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic night ride with an amazing panoramic view of the city. It was worth the money. Would highly recommend to everybody.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Riesenrad is one of the main draws of the Prater area in Vienna. It costs €10 euro for one complete revolution of the wheel, stopping at points in the turn for photo opportunities. The total time it takes revolve is around 10 minutes. This would probably be a completely different experience during daylight hours. We visited at night and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

After all, it's not that awful." Yes, the Ferris Wheel is surrounded by a moderately tacky amusement park but it's the real deal. Right out of the Third Man movie and if your a fan of the flick, it's a must if you're in Vienna. Maybe seek out some other fans while waiting on line to buy a ticket to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

You can't beat the views from this amazing Ferris Wheel. I would definitely recommend going if you even have just a fairly clear day. My day was blue skies and it was fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This Ferris wheel is a must, you can see vienna from above. The carriages are spacious and one can move around quite freely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

is wicked....loved ever since the living daylights and finally got to experience 1st hand. a piece of history.

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Leopoldstadt
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 ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
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