Merry-go-round in the Prater
© WienTourismus / Karl Thomas

Adrenalin kick in the Prater

If you leave the historic Riesenradplatz with the Giant Ferris Wheel, Madame Tussauds and other family attractions behind you, you will be immersed in a world of speed, lofty heights and state-of-the-art entertainment technology. Rides such as Turbo Boost, Ejection Seat, Vienna Free Fall Tower and Space Shot ensure acceleration from 0 to 100. And the 117-meter tall chair-o-plane, the Praterturm, whisks its passengers through the air at 60 km/h and offers a fantastic view of the city. The Black Mamba catapults the courageous through the air at 80 km/h. The ultimate adrenalin kick can be had on the Boomerang coaster, which travels forwards as well as backwards, and on two indoor roller coasters. And on hot days, the water amusement feature Aqua Gaudi is the place to go to cool down.

Horror clowns and Zombie World

Horror fans also get their money's worth: On the virtual reality train The Clown, you'll encounter fearsome "fun-makers" with the help of virtual reality glasses. Goosebumps are guaranteed on the spooky ride "Hotel Psycho". And right opposite the Schweizerhaus, the undead are brought to life in a Zombie World.

"WIND-O-BONA” supplies the thrill of free-fall: in the indoor skydiving wind tunnel, wind speeds of up to 280 km/h simulate a parachute jump from a height of 4,000 meters. Minimum age is 8 years, the starter pack costs €49. Information: www.windobona.at

Just a stone's throw from the Prater, ViennaFlight offers the only Airbus simulator anywhere in Austria. Here, you can take an exclusive flight of your choice in the faithfully reproduced cockpit of an A320, accompanied by a real pilot. What's more, ViennaFlight also has a simulator for a Boeing 737 NG in its fleet. Registration required!

Prater

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
  • Accessibility

    • 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.

       

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Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 01 January to 08 January
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 09 January to 27 January
      wegen Renovierungsarbeiten geschlossen/closed for renovation
    • 28 January to 13 February
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 14 February
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 15 February to 05 March
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 06 March to 28 April
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 29 April to 03 September
      täglich/daily 09:00 - 23:45
    • 04 September to 01 October
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 23:45
    • 02 October to 05 November
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 06 November to 17 November
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 19:45
    • 18 November to 23 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 24 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 16:45
    • 25 December to 30 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 21:45
    • 31 December
      täglich/daily 10:00 - 02:00
    • Please note that closure dates and opening hours may be subject to slight changes.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   200  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at parking garage Ausstellungsstraße
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and to the restaurant / café: no steps.
      Ramp for wheelchair, all special wagons of the Ferris Wheel are suitable for extra wide wheelchairs.

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Prater
© David Auner
Prater
© David Auner
Woman in the Windobona wind tunnel

Windobona wind tunnel

© WIND·O·BONA Wien
Windobona wind tunnel

Windobona wind tunnel

© WIND·O·BONA Wien
Olympia Looping at the Prater

Olympia Looping

© Prater Wien GmbH
Panoramafoto Giant Wheels
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