Prater Museum

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Prater Museum

The Prater Museum is closed. It will reopen in a new building at the Prater in 2024.

The entrance to the imperial hunting ground in the Prater was a place of popular amusement even before it was opened to the public in 1766. Showmen, kiosks, gambling and food stalls entertained and provided for the aristocratic hunting parties and their entourages. After the opening, a small town of attractions, curiosity cabinets and restaurants gradually sprang up. The “Old Prater” grew and prospered into the 20th century, but was permanently destroyed in World War II. The Prater Museum gives an insight into this former world of popular entertainment. It offers numerous photos of exhibition athletes, wrestlers, giants, dwarfs and other human wonders. There are also a large number of preserved items, such as the original Vienna “Watschenmann” strongman game, the dragon train from a fairytale grotto and the “patron saint” of the Wurstelprater amusement park, a several-meter-tall carousel figure in the form of the goddess of fortune, Fortuna.

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Prater Museum

Oswald-Thomas-Platz 1
1020 Vienna
  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • The museum is closed. It will reopen in a new building at the Prater in 2024.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        parking spaces for visitors with special needs next to the museum (1.-Mai-Strasse)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main part of the exhibition: no steps, gallery is only accessible via steps, access to exhibition hall: 20 steps.

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