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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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  • The Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna Giant Wheel) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Austria's capital. It is located in the 2nd district and should not be missed when visiting Vienna. 
  • We enjoyed our trip on this world famous giant Ferris wheel and thought the views over the city were spectacular. It is a little expensive but no more so than similar attractions in the UK which have ...  more »
  • a ride de mRiesenrad mine visits to Vienna, then in the Prata comfortable food. Great views.
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