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Riesenrad, Vienna

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Riesenrad, a landmark on the Vienna skyline, is one of the earliest Ferris wheels ever built. The nearly 65 m (212 ft) tall Ferris wheel opened in 1897 in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. Enter one of the eight original wooden cabins that form the Wheel of History. The tour takes you through 2,000 years of the history of the capital city. Audio impressions and an enormous diorama tell the stories of the Prater, which brings a longstanding tradition back to life. Put Riesenrad into our Vienna trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vienna.
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  • + Great view over the whole city with nostalgia factor! + short wait (and we were on a weekend afternoon) + always winter heated wagons - somewhat closely in the RR-cars
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  • would you like a nice view step than in this well known Ferris wheel. no waiting about URwinterperiode.een button is sufficient.
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  • Set in a turgid amusement park, we would never have visited - but we bought a joint zoo and wheel ticket at the zoo. They aren't even close, and it's a metro ride all the way across the city. The whee...  more »