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
The price is $72 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Located in Leopoldstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vienna University of Economics and Business and Wiener Prater. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hundertwasser ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
"Hip and modern rooms, just a 3 minute walk from the U-Bahn. Friendly staff and great common spaces, especially the tables out near the sidewalk. It's a new building, and they need to work on tweaking the air conditioning so that it works better. The system just isn't powerful enough when it's a hot ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Superbude Wien Prater
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
Handelskai 269, Vienna
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $92 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
This family-friendly Vienna hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ernst Happel Stadium and Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center. Vienna University of Economics ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Stay was okay, nice view. Parking was super expensive and off site for that price. Breakfast was really good. But the dinner buffet was expensive and not worth it."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Zoku Vienna
Zoku Vienna
4 out of 5
Perspektivstrasse 6, Vienna
The price is $86 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Located in Leopoldstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna University of Economics and Business and Wiener Prater. Hundertwasser House Vienna and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Without a doubt one of the best designed properties I have stayed in. The use of space was ingenious, and everything worked. I’m a huge convert for the gym rings too- think I’ll be getting some installed at home! Staff were super friendly and helpful, and the bar and food upstairs has a great variety. ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Zoku Vienna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Wiener Prater

Superbude Wien Prater
Superbude Wien Prater
3 out of 5
Perspektivstrasse 8, Vienna
The price is $72 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Superbude Wien Prater
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
Handelskai 269, Vienna
The price is $92 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Zoku Vienna
Zoku Vienna
4 out of 5
Perspektivstrasse 6, Vienna
The price is $86 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
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The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
5 out of 5
Schubertring 5-7, Vienna, Vienna
The price is $384 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
5 out of 5
Schubertring 10-12, Vienna
The price is $183 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
BASSENA Wien Messe Prater
BASSENA Wien Messe Prater
4 out of 5
Messestraße 2, Vienna, Vienna
The price is $91 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
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Austria Classic Hotel Wien
Austria Classic Hotel Wien
3 out of 5
Praterstrasse 72, Vienna, Vienna
The price is $91 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Austria Classic Hotel Wien
Hilton Vienna Park
Hilton Vienna Park
5 out of 5
Am Stadtpark 1, Vienna
The price is $150 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Hilton Vienna Park
Hilton Vienna Plaza
Hilton Vienna Plaza
5 out of 5
Schottenring 11, Vienna
The price is $185 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 3
Hilton Vienna Plaza
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