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Best known for the Wurstelprater amusement park, Prater is a public park whose history dates back to 1162. The land passed through the hands of noble families for several centuries, until Emperor Joseph II opened the park to the public in 1766. Visit the Krieau, a horseracing track, and see Austria's largest stadium, Ernst Happel Stadium. The main pathway, known as Hauptallee, is closed to vehicles and lined by horse chestnut trees. Take a ride on the park's Ferris wheel or try out bumper cars, carousels, roller coasters, and ghost trains. The amusement park even features a Madame Tussauds wax works cabinet. Put Prater and other Vienna day trip planner attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a huge amusement park in Vienna and is free to enter. There are restaurants, cafes and of course rides that cost between €3.50 and €5 per person. We visited between Christmas and New year and....  more »
  • We visited midweek early in January and it was very quiet. You can walk around for free as the rides are individually priced. Mostly €3.50 and up although I believe you may be able to buy a...  more »
  • If you have family trip to Vienna, it’s highly recommended to visit Prater. It is not only its famous giant swing - one of the signs of Vienna but also other amused equipments from small children to.....  more »
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  • It's not a visit to Vienna without visiting the Prater. It's an historical amusement park. You can simply walk around the park for free. The rides are pay as you go. It's a big area with lots of good rides and places to grab a bite to eat or drink. Can easily spend a whole day here.
  • We visited Prater park during our trip to Vienna and it was a great experience! Although we got there at night, after a long walk of sightseeing, and there weren't a lot of people, the games and the lights and colours were magical. Most of the games cost about 5-10€ and the big wheel cost 12-13€ if I am not mistaken and you can enjoy the view from up there.
  • Good place to take your kids for nice rides. There is an ice cream shop at the entrance which serves great ice cream. Overall recommended if you are with family. Lone travellers can take skip
  • Important if you live in Vienna. Each attraction is separate, but there are seldom bad lines and you can walk around as much as you ride. Half a day is more than enough including eating though.
  • Recommend to any one visiting Vienna. Very enjoyable experience especially for families amd children. The Ferris Wheel is lovely and there a myriad other games and attractions. Didn't get a chance to see the zoo but I heard it's great.
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