Merry-go-round in the Prater

The Prater today: fun & adrenalin

Perhaps the best-known attraction in the Prater is the Giant Ferris Wheel. It has been lifting people aloft since 1897. "Ferris Wheel Square" was redesigned in 2008. Now this entrance to the Prater amusement park is a nostalgic theme world reminiscent of the Prater in the year 1900. The main attraction is Madame Tussauds, where visitors can encounter celebrities from around the world up close: from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Falco, Empress Elisabeth and Gustav Klimt to Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman. “Fly Board” offers a special flight over Vienna: The flight animation starts in the canals and moves through narrow alleys in the city center. In the 5D cinema, the rapid journey in a rickshaw takes viewers over the Chinese Wall.

Those who prefer things faster are spoiled for choice in the Prater: Sensations of extreme speed are provided by Turbo Boost and Bungee Jump, Ejection Seat, Skyfall and Space-Shot. 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. For the younger amongst us, the Eisberg was opened – an interactive ride to see polar bears, penguins and friends. The wild Octopus catapults its "passengers" 18 meters into the sky. And the Black Mamba swirls passengers through the air at 80 km/h. Goosebumps are guaranteed on the spooky ride “Hotel Psycho”. The ultimate adrenalin kick is provided by the indoor rollercoaster, the Darkride Insider. And on hot days, the water amusement feature Aqua Gaudi is the place to go to cool down.

"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

Fun is also provided by several Autodrom tracks, go-carts, trampolines, a flying carpet, laughing room and maze, fairytale worlds, amusement arcades, the flower wheel, mini-golf, shooting arcades, swings and slides.

For a more tranquil experience of the Prater, ride the Liliput Train. The Prater Museum takes visitors to the world of ghosts and the Planetarium to the empire of the stars.

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
    • daily, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Accessibility

    • 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.

       

Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €9
    • Children (3 to 14 years)  €4
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 11% off
  • Opening times

    • January to February
      Daily 10 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    • March to April
      Daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
    • May to September
      Daily 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
    • October
      Daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
    • November to December
      Daily 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., during the Christmas Market, daily 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
  • Accessibility

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

      50 % discount for visitors with disabilities (ID necessary) and an escort.

    • Comments

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

Prater
Prater
Woman in the Windobona wind tunnel
Windobona wind tunnel
Windobona wind tunnel
Windobona wind tunnel
Panoramafoto Giant Wheels
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