Wiener Prater

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Ride the famous Ferris wheel or a roller coaster at one of the longest-running amusement parks in the world or simply enjoy a walk in the surrounding park.

Visit the Weiner Prater and enjoy spectacular views across Vienna from the top of its iconic Riesenrad (Giant Wheel). Back on the ground you can choose between nostalgic merry-go-rounds, high-adrenaline roller coasters and over 250 more attractions in the Wurstelprater. This amusement park lies within the larger Wiener Prater park, which also contains a planetarium and Madame Tussauds wax museum.

The large green space called Wiener Prater (Vienna Prater) was previously an imperial hunting ground and was donated to the public by emperor Josef II in 1766. Around a century later creative locals began entertaining the crowds here. Part of it is now a real amusement park.

You’ll spot the Ferris wheel long before you reach the park since it towers nearly 200 feet (60 meters) in the air. Step aboard and imagine just how exciting this would have been for its first passengers, all the way back in 1897! Other highlights are the ghost train and Liliputbahn railway, which takes you around the Wiener Prater.

Whether you’re looking for nostalgic rides, hair-raising roller coasters or gentler children’s entertainment, you are certain to find something in the Wurstelprater. Test your courage on the high-flying swing called Praterturm. Young children will love the chance to take a ride on the Grottenbahn which visits 30 different grottos inhabited by fairytale characters.

Once you’ve tried some of the rides, numerous cafés and restaurants are on hand to provide you with everything from a quick drink or snack to a lavish meal. Relax with a stroll along the paths of the Green Prater to see one of Vienna’s largest public parks.

The Wiener Prater is a public park. Its Wurstelprater amusement park is also free and open all day and night, year-round. The attractions and rides in the amusement park all charge separately, and many close November through mid-March. The park is located near the Donau (Danube River) in the second district of Vienna. You can easily get there by public transportation or car. There are several commercial parking garages nearby.

Top Hotels Close to Wiener Prater

Superbude Wien Prater
Superbude Wien Prater
3 out of 5
Perspektivstrasse 8, Vienna, 1020
The price is $78 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna State Opera ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Great place to stay with the family if you plan to visit Prater. The kids will love multi-storage beds. They will serve like a castle for them."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

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Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
Handelskai 269, Vienna, 1020
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $128 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 11
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Property location was good but the area around it was not."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
MOOONS
MOOONS
4 out of 5
Wiedner Gürtel 16, Vienna, 1040
The price is $96 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen's ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (111 reviews)
Very good location. Like the stylish design.
"Very convenient position just opposite to the central train station. Very convenient to go to anywhere in Vienna with public transportation. Contemporary design and clean environment. Will stay there again"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

MOOONS
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5 out of 5
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The price is $162 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is $112 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Zoku Vienna
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4 out of 5
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The price is $83 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
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3 out of 5
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The price is $111 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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