Prater

The Giant Ferris Wheel

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Giant Ferris Wheel
© WienTourismus/Caro Bauer

Experience the Prater

About 250 attractions entertain you at the Vienna Prater, from auto-drome rinks to ball toss and shooting booths, exciting roller coasters and ghost trains to flight simulators.

Children especially enjoy merry-go-rounds, Punch and Judy Shows, the old Viennese grotto train and much more. This varied entertainment program is complemented by more than sixty cafés and restaurants, and ice cream and snack stands. The Viennese call this part of the Prater the "Wurstelprater" (literally: Clown’s Prater, the equivalent of an old-fashioned amusement park).

Excursion destination "Green Prater"

Right next to the amusement park area, one finds the "Green Prater" – the spacious forest and meadow area which was once an imperial hunting ground and was opened by Emperor Joseph II to the public. As a consequence, the first coffeehouses and restaurants opened their doors.

Today, the Green Prater is a paradise for walkers, runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, and is highly appreciated as a large leisure area within the city limits. To get an overview of this green oasis in the city of Vienna, one best takes the Liliputbahn, a miniature railway spanning more than three miles.

To the Prater Overview

Prater

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -32%

      Special Offer: Voucher-Package

      Additional information on the offer: This package includes: A ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, one ride each by two selected operators, a Schnitzel, Sachertorte with coffee or a Kaiserschmarren. Present your Vienna City Card to purchase your package directly in the Vienna Prater (info point on Riesenradplatz).

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
    • daily, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Weather permitting

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (Waldsteingartenstraße)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.

Green Prater between Praterstern and Winterhafen

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (1.-Mai-Strasse)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.