Prater Park in Vienna

Prater is the name of the Park close to Vienna city centre and it has around 6.143.984 square metres. The area is ideal for walking, cycling or jogging. Some of the attractions and facilities in this park are the Krieau harness racing track, the Prater Stadium (soccer and track-and-field), the Stadionbad, a public swimming pool, the Freudenau flat racing track and the Pleasure Pavillion (Lusthaus). Moreover, there are also attractions like Vienna Wurschtlprater, a fun fair with the Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad), where one can enjoy a terrific view over Vienna from 200 feet altitude and the Lilliputian Railroad (Liliputbahn), a 2.6 mile amusement park line on a auge of old steam locomotives, providing transportation to the Trade Fair grounds and to the Stadium.


Prater
Prater

Prater Park Vienna
Prater Park Vienna

Prater Park
Prater Park

Booster in Prater
Booster in Prater

Flower Wheel at night in Prater, Vienna
Flower Wheel at night in Prater, Vienna

Prater’s most interesting tourist attraction and not only, is the Giant Ferris Wheel. It is a symbol of this park and can be seen from a great distance, being considered one of Vienna’s trademarks and a symbol of Vienna’s world-famous Prater District. It was built in 1897 by the British engineer Walter B., and in opposition to other wheels in London, Blackpool, Paris, or Chicago, it resisted in time to all kind of catastrophes and wars. Unfortunately, it was destructed in 1945 by bombs and fire but it rose later on from the ashes. Its aim was to celebrate he 50th anniversary of the reign of Empereror Franz Joseph I. The Wheel is 200 feet (about 60 m.) high and 15 cabins and the upholding structure weigh of 430,5 t and rotates at the speed of 0,65 m/sec.

Having fun in Prater
Having fun in Prater

Kids World in Prater
Kids World in Prater

Prater Giant Wheel Vienna
Prater Giant Wheel Vienna

Prater Park attractions
Prater Park attractions

Prater Park in the evening
Prater Park in the evening

Only one trip on one of the unique structures in the world make the Wheel in Prater an absolute cultural must for each and every visitor to Austria’s capital. This wheel is the only one from its time, which is still used today. The Giant Wheel has also 15 luxury cabins, where visitors can go through a wonderful trip experience. The cabins, whose style is from 1897, host all kind of special events like celebrations, press conferences, or romantic dinners. At the moment, the prices for hiring such a cabine is for first hour € 260,-, the second one for € 188,-, the third one € 116,- but the minimum hire period: 1/2 hour.
The opening hours are :
01.01. – 29.02. 10.00 – 19.45
01.03. – 24.04. 10.00 – 21.45
25.04. – 30.09. 09.00 – 23.45
01.10. – 31.10. 10.00 – 21.45
01.11. – 31.12. 10.00 – 19.45
Special Dates:
24.12 10.00.-15.15
31.12 10.00.-21.45
Position: Second district, between Praterstern and Winterhafen
Public transport: U1, U3, S1, S2, S3, S7, S15, S80, tram 5, 18, 21, N, O, B, buses 4A, 10A, 11A, 75A, 80A
Prater Park Wheel at night
Prater Park Wheel at night

Prater Wheel cabin
Prater Wheel cabin

Vienna from the top of the Wheel
Vienna from the top of the Wheel

Vienna
Vienna

Galaxia Coaster in Prater
Galaxia Coaster in Prater

Hochschaubahn, at Wien Prater, Vienna
Hochschaubahn, at Wien Prater, Vienna

Wild Mouse Coaster in Prater
Wild Mouse Coaster in Prater

Apollo Spinning Ride in Prater
Apollo Spinning Ride in Prater

Superman in Vienna, Prater
Superman in Vienna, Prater

Topsin & Rotor in Prater
Topsin & Rotor in Prater

Waveswinger in Prater
Waveswinger in Prater

Donau Jump Water Ride
Donau Jump Water Ride


Wildalpenbahn Water Ride in Prater
Wildalpenbahn Water Ride in Prater

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2 Responses
  1. Eman Galea says:

    Hi, I am visiting Austria, in the coming month,and i would like to kindly ask you where this place is situated exactly? and can i have any contact details of this place, so to book my tickets. Thanks

    Eman

  2. Laura says:

    Hello and thank you for visiting our website http://travel.smart-guide.net!

    Regarding your question, Prater Park is situated along the coast of Danube. If you go by underground, go to line U1 – station Praterstern, line U2 – station Praterstern or Messe-Prate, by rail S1, S2, S3, S7, S15: station Wien Nord, tram 0 and 5 or bus 80A.

    As tickets are concerned, you have to go there and buy them because they are not available online. When our team went to Vienna, they chose Vienna Pass, which provided them with many discounts, including in Prater Park.

    If you have any other questions, let us know.

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