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Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna

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Wiener 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 Wiener Riesenrad at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vienna trip app.
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  • Very disappointing. Having paid our monies and informed that we would have a 10-15 min ride was very disappointed to have one spin on the wheel. It didn't even pause at the top for the view. We... 
    Very disappointing. Having paid our monies and informed that we would have a 10-15 min ride was very disappointed to have one spin on the wheel. It didn't even pause at the top for the view. We...  more »
  • Not for people who are afraid of heights, but I ain’t so I went for it. A few of us went on and the views from the top are stunning, particularly at night where you can see the Amusement Park all lit....  more
    Not for people who are afraid of heights, but I ain’t so I went for it. A few of us went on and the views from the top are stunning, particularly at night where you can see the Amusement Park all lit....  more »
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  • Very fun experience, and a must do trip for any visitors to Vienna! When you enter the Ferris wheel area, there are a couple of history displays that are very informative and fun to learn about. Recommend you visit this ride if you’re ever at the theme park. Photos are a little glimpse of the beautiful views you see at the top of the Ferris wheel
  • Great views from above. Once you are here, have a stroll in the amusement park as well. It is quite fun and helps to disconnect from the reality and enjoy the lights. Especially recommended in the sunset time for the best views.

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