Created in 1897 in honor of Franz Joseph’s ascension to the throne, the nearly 65 meter tall Giant Ferris Wheel (or Wiener Riesenrad) is one of the oldest operating Ferris Wheels in the world, and offers one of the most breathtaking views of Vienna. Some of the incredible sites you can view during these spectacular 12-15 minutes are the Danube, the Vienna Woods and the Pannonian Basin.
Located right in the entrance to the Prater amusement park, the Giant Ferris Wheel, with its eight cabins, is an iconic landmark and a vital component of the Vienna skyline. This magnificent attraction is open year round and has been featured in multiple Hollywood films, such as the James Bond classic “The Living Daylights”. You can enjoy a simple ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, or have a truly unique and exciting time by using the space for a party or even business meetings.
One of the most incredibly creative and romantic dates in Vienna is to schedule a dinner for two. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the Giant Ferris Wheel followed by enjoying a dreamy three-course candlelit meal with several incredible menu choices. This might just be the perfect place for a proposal!
The price for this unforgettable ride is €10 (approximately 12$) for adults and €4.50 for children. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance. A printed ticket is required, and you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with a full refund.
Prater Park is easily accessible via car or multiple forms of public transportation that bring you Praterstern Station.
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