We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riesenrad

Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
43 1 729 54 30
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$28.81*
and up
Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
More Info
US$12.52*
and up
Wiener Riesenrad Giant Ferris Wheel Vienna Entrance Ticket
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ferris wheel” (124 reviews)
“london eye” (21 reviews)
“amusement park” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Prater 90, Vienna 1020, Austria
Leopoldstadt
CONTACT
Website
43 1 729 54 30
Write a ReviewReviews (1,043)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 124 reviews
"london eye"
in 21 reviews
"amusement park"
in 38 reviews
"ride lasts"
in 5 reviews
"living daylights"
in 8 reviews
"nice ride"
in 5 reviews
"big wheel"
in 12 reviews
"harry lime"
in 5 reviews
"vienna pass"
in 18 reviews
"danube tower"
in 5 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 6 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"visiting vienna"
in 6 reviews
"prater"
in 62 reviews
"cars"
in 29 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 409 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to spend half an hour. The carriages have plenty of room and there are excellent views of the skyline as the wheel doesn't move too quickly. The attraction has been well maintained considering its age and the little museum is also worth...More

1  Thank GreekGeek16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What. A. Waste. Went one loop at night. They left the lights on in the car which meant you could pretty much just see your reflection. No music even. Paid 30 euros ( including cab) for NOTHING

Thank Chownings
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bucket list experience with super views across Vienna and to the mountains beyond. This ferris wheel is different from the norm as it is old and you ride in the traditional wooden cars which resemble railway carriages. Able to walk around inside and see the...More

Thank earthtravelller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Prater area to ride on the Riesenrad ............ an enjoyable but short experience. The carriages and wheel are well maintained and it gives you a great view of the city skyline when you reach the summit. Recognising the history and age of this...More

Thank ScotlandRosslea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

—Your website doesn't work! I wanted to buy tickets and do the fastlane but your website payment terminal is not working so I wasted half an hour in which I could have just waited in the queue and at least right the thing. So dissapointing...

Thank Radoslav P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth trying out! Good views although the area around is decadent with grafitti etc. Good introduction with history of Vienna. Of course a must for Third Man movie fans...

Thank Daniel K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Views are very good. Queue is sometimes very long. It's probably a must-see for everyone, but could be better. If you have a Vienna Pass, it's free and there is a fast track entry.

Thank Mislav B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us paid €10 each for a 15 minute trip which whilst it gave a good view of the area did seem a bit steep, and the wheel is quite far from the centre. If you want a great panoramic view of Vienna, go...More

1  Thank gilescorenwannabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Wiener Riesenrad is an iconic structure and a beautiful experience, but it's over all to quickly. 10-15 minutes and your single loop around the wheel is done. There were great photo opportunities and it was fun to travel in such an iconic wheel, but...More

Thank 173FLYR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 358 hotels in Vienna
Novum Hotel Cristall Wien Messe
192 reviews
.35 km away
magdas HOTEL
337 reviews
.40 km away
Arthotel ANA Adlon
306 reviews
.45 km away
Austria Classic Hotel Wien
1,544 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gasthaus REINTHALER im 2 BEZIRK
481 reviews
.29 km away
ROLLERCOASTERRestaurant
985 reviews
.08 km away
Stadtgasthaus Eisvogel
559 reviews
.09 km away
Wiener Riesenrad
128 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser
1,130 reviews
.66 km away
Madame Tussauds Vienna
631 reviews
.09 km away
Praterstern
467 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Stefan_Stoyanov
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
1
Vote