Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna

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Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, 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 Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vienna trip app .
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is evident that it is one of the must-see spots on a visit to Vienna, but the price is too high and queues are also, especially taking into account that they are minutes away from attraction. Night views are not so interesting, since inside light causes reflections in crystals and is not quite right. If you get any discount and the tail is not too long it may be worth, the problem is that it is difficult to know the wait because the queue is done inside and is not known from where the entries are removed.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The mythical wheel of Vienna coming out in movies like the third man or high voltage. The price seemed expensive to get it loose, but as we had it included with the Vienna Pass if UPS
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  • August 13, 2017
    The prater wheel is pretty quaint when it comes to city viewing. The novelty is its age and the cute museum before. Better than the Danube tower for viewing the city.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    This is the famous Ferris wheel from the 1949 film "The Third Man". It offers a beautiful view of the city. We went at sunset and the photos turned out stunning. A regular ticket gets you a single trip around the wheel which lasts 15 minutes, however, there are other options including private dining in the cabin.
  • May 18, 2017
    I love to go on these rides so much history. It has great views and takes around 15mins to get around you really get your money's worth on this ride. I also seen that you can have a romantic dinner on here as they have dedicated a special cart for this type of occasion.
  • June 7, 2017
    I really enjoyed going on the wheel as you get excellent views of Vienna from up above. However, for €10 each and for a ride that only takes around 5 minutes, it was rather expensive
  • May 27, 2017
    I have been on many giant wheels but this one was very special being the first giant wheel in the world. Though it runs very slow but it gives you a bird eye view of Vienna. You can also book a Cabin in this ride to spend some special time with someone special. View of the night is something not to be missed.
  • April 18, 2017
    Great amusement park for everyone. The ferris wheel draws you in but the food and carnival around you makes you stay. Not a lot open during the week, which is expected, but we will definitely be going back.

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