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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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  • Obligatory stop in Vienna. There are several attractions, including the famous Ferris wheel. Suitable place to enjoy and relax
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  • The roller coaster, cinemas, and folk festivals drew in countless visitors, as did voyeuristic exhibits of "abnormal" and "exotic" peoples. To this day, the Prater evokes a particular flair and no sma...  more »
  • It's a beautiful amusement park, everywhere there's a separate activity. You can enjoy a sunny day.
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  • Perfect for a walk in all seasons. Prater fair is just interesting in summer. The restaurants around have proper Austrian cuisine and a must go for Stelze.
  • The wheel is not worth the price, but with Niederösterreich it's free, so at least once you have to go there to enjoy some views. Park itself has a lot of roller coasters. I liked the tower that goes down fast suddenly; the tall machine that circles around; superman-like coaster.
  • A great place for fun. I participated in four attractions, don't exactly know their names but that was fun. Of course safe too. Austrian companies have very high standards of safety and so, go for it
  • Absolutely brilliant area in Vienna. First of all, this park/forest/amusement park area is big. It has a train that with a few stops that goes around the park and it's a nice experience to ride it. Secondly, the amusement park: It's a awesome experience to go walking down the street on Vienna and suddenly find the entrance to a brilliant amusement park for free!! The rides are not free, but you can walk around the amusement park for free. It's not a crappy/old amusement park. Indeed has been here for a lot of years but it feels more than a decent one! At night, the park with the lights is just beautiful. Here you can spend 4 hours easily. Too much fun.
  • This place is pretty cool. Went here on a whim and wasn't disappointed. Extremely green all around so it's excellent for a walk as you stay in the shade. The amusement park itself isn't half bad either. Great way to spend an afternoon.