Highlights in the Wiener Wurstel Prater

Diverse attractions in the Wiener Prater

The Wiener Prater – there is hardly any other attraction or must-see in Vienna that is as popular with visitors as it is with local Viennese people. On the one hand, there is the ‘green lungs of the city’, also known as the green Prater, while, on the other hand, there is the Wurstel Prater with its funfair rides and its eating establishments. Here we would like to provide you with a small selection of attractions which you should definitely not miss out on.


The Classic: The Riesenrad – the Ferry Wheel


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If there is a world-famous photo motif from Vienna, then it certainly has to be the giant Ferris Wheel, the Riesenrad, in the Prater amusement park. Built in 1897, it was, at the time, one of the largest ferris wheels in the world.

And even today, a ride on the wheel is an absolute must when visiting Vienna. The view, above all at sunset, is simply awesome. You have a wonderful 360-degree view of the Danube metropolis. Perfect for a few insta snapshots!

Wiener Riesenrad
Address: Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Website: https://www.wienerriesenrad.com/
Opening hours: https://www.wienerriesenrad.com/giant-ferris-wheel/opening-hours


The little brother of the Riesenrad: the Flower Wheel, the Blumenrad


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Much younger than its “older brother” is the Flower Wheel, located in the heart of the Vienna Prater at Calafatiplatz. Great views of the Prater and Vienna are guaranteed from the open gondolas on this smaller ferris wheel. If you really want to have the Riesenrad on your photos, you should climb aboard and do a few rounds.

Address: Calafatiplatz, 1020 Vienna


Old and new: the ghost trains


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For brave visitors to Vienna, we recommend a ride in one of the countless ghost trains. The small wagons for two are the perfect place for a gruesome thrill. Moreover, time has not stood still in the Prater either. There are not only wonderful, old and nostalgic ghost trains, but also modern zombie houses and creepy 3D rides.

Brand new in the Prater is the “Skull Rock – Curse of the Pirates” train. A ghost train that combines classic elements with modern technology.

Skull Rock – Curse of the Pirates
Address: Prater 50c, 1020 Vienna
Website: https://www.praterwien.com/skull-rock/


Action with the Wild Mouse


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The Wild Mouse in the Prater is a small roller coaster. Without loopings, it is a rather gentle ride suitable for all ages. In any case, a ride on the Wild Mouse is still as much fun as it was many decades ago.

The Wild Mouse also enjoys some celebrity status. There is even a film of the same name dedicated to it. Besides the Wild Mouse, the leading role is played by the well-known Austrian cabaret artist and actor, Josef Hader.

The Wild Mouse
Address: Prater Quadrant D4 108a, 1020 Vienna
Website: https://www.praterwien.com/wild-mouse/
Website on the film: https://de.wikipedia.org/Wilde_Maus_(Film)


Eating establishments in the Wiener Prater


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You can easily spend hours and hours in the Wiener Prater and quickly lose track of time due to all of the attractions and sights. Lots of action and wonderful impressions very often lead to a large appetite. However, there is no chance that you will stay hungry in the Prater! There is something for all tastes and all wallets: from fast food to real restaurants and pubs.

The ‘top dog’ in the Prater is definitely the Schweizerhaus. An absolute classic for all those who love hearty food.

Nearby, there is another culinary Prater classic, the restaurant ‘zum Englischen Reiter’. This restaurant is also dedicated to Viennese cuisine and has two very pretty outdoor eating areas. Including a view of the hustle and bustle of the Prater.

Those who prefer it a little “classier” are in excellent hands at the Eisvogel. Here, you will be served good traditional fare in a very nice atmosphere directly at the Riesenradplatz. In the warmer months of the year, the spacious outdoor eating area is the perfect place to while away some hours.

Address: Prater 116; 1020 Vienna
Website: http://www.schweizerhaus.at/
Opening hours from 15 March 2019 – 31 October 2019:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm

Restaurant zum Englischen Reiter
Address: Straße des Ersten Mai 58, 1020 Vienna
Website: http://www.restaurantzumenglischenreiter.at/
Opening hours from 15 March 2019 – 31 October 2019:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – midnight

Stadtgasthaus Eisvogel
Address: Riesenradplatz 5, 1020 Vienna
Website: https://www.stadtgasthaus-eisvogel.at/
Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – midnight


If you want to experience the Prater in all its splendour, you should definitely give yourself plenty of time. You can easily spend a whole day here with fun and entertainment guaranteed!


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