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Prater, Vienna

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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. Arrange to visit Prater and other attractions in Vienna using our Vienna travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Prater, it seems to me another mandatory point in Vienna. Not too big, with many attractions and dining dining or bars. Among the attractions are sure to find something for everyone. And enjoy a Ferris wheel to see the panorama of Vienna. Use of tickets combined with the beautiful discount.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Went with friends. Took me back to my youth . Enjoyable to walk around but we took the Ferris wheel and we had fantastic views . Really enjoyed it  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Certainly to see ... ready to roar, to the lights and atmosphere of a large Funfair. As soon as possible back to the Imperial atmosphere far from this place
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  • June 16, 2017
    Fun is something you are bound to get in this wonderful place. You can find everything there. But you must plan to spend at least more than 30€ if you want to have a good time.
  • June 21, 2017
    A good place to hangout with family and friends in the evening. Shining bright and beautiful lights from rides in the area are worth watching with kids. Good rides for all the age group. Enjoyed the big rides a get view of Vienna from top.
  • May 20, 2017
    Brilliant place. Pay individually for the rides you want to go on. No queues at all when we went so got straight on rides. Food/drink vendors independent so good range of prices and style of food available. Only complaint would be that some rides opened a few hours after others so we'd assumed they were closed all day and didn't budget for them. Definitely go back 💓
  • June 25, 2017
    Easy access by public transportation and loads of attractions for the strong of heart! There's no there's no theme and it's a bit confusing so it's not really a relaxing place. But there are two treasures: the spinning tower and the brewery right next to it. My recommendation: go for a spin and afterwards grab a beer!
  • June 17, 2017
    Very nice place to have fun with the entire family, friends and also ride the most beautiful ferris wheel of the world, with an amazing view over Vienna. Prices are affordable and you can also enjoy a nice dinner in the wheel, if you want to (costs extra).

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