What to see in the Prater, Vienna's public park

From the Ferris wheel to museums and huge green spaces, Vienna's Prater is one of the symbols of the city: here's what you can see inside
What to see in the Prater, Vienna's public park

Vienna is a timeless city, rich in history and very romantic at the same time. He Charlatan In Vienna it is a symbolic place, a place that you should not miss, full of attractions, where the most famous of all continues to be the famous Ferris wheel. Continue reading and you will find all the useful information to make your visit to the Prater unforgettable, making the most of every moment in this park. Before planning your visit, remember that the amusement park It is open from March to October.

The attractions of the Prater and the Ferris wheel

Il symbol of the Prater in Vienna It's the ferris wheel. This is the only attraction that remains open all year round; It is 65 meters high and allows you to enjoy an impressive view of the entire city. It was built in 1897, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the accession of Emperor Franz Joseph to the throne. At the wheel there are 8 cabins that rotate very slowly and allow you to fully enjoy the surrounding panorama. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m.; It is accessible for disabled people and also for guide dogs for the blind.

The other attractions of Luna Park: for lovers of speed

The Vienna Amusement Park, located within the park, has 250 attractions, suitable for the whole family. For lovers of strong emotions there are:

  • Wiener Freifallturn (the free fall tower);
  • Space shooting;
  • Turbo Boost ejection seat;
  • Chain carousel;
  • Black Mamba, which catapults through the air at a speed of 80 km/h;
  • Hochschaubahn Boomerang, an attraction that swings back and forth.

The other attractions of Luna Park: for lovers of strong emotions

He could miss the house of horrors? Of course not! In The clownThrough special glasses, you will come face to face with spooky sights. If that's still not enough for you, you can also take a look atPsycho Hotel and also to the zombie house and feel as if you had become one of the protagonists of The Walking Dead. To save on prices for various attractions, you can use the Vienna City Card.

The Prater: from museums to relaxation

Il most famous museum that you will find inside the Prater is that of Madame Tussauds, The wax museum. Inside there are statues of 150 famous people, including Franz Joseph and Sissi, but also Klimt and Mozart and personalities from the international entertainment world. The peculiarity of this museum is its interactivity, which allows visitors to play football with Hans Karkl, lead a waltz with Strauss or challenge Einstein in an intelligence test. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. It sounds incredible, but the Prater It has, inside, six million cubic meters of vegetation. Its main street is 4,5 km long and lined with 2500 trees; a true green lung in the center of the city. You can explore it on foot, but also by bicycle, with skates or scooters, or use one of the buggies that pass through it. Entering the park you access wooded areas and hiking trails, which lead to the Freudenau and Heutadlwasser lake.

Where to eat inside the Prater?

If time permits, the best option is to have a picnic to make the lunch break really enjoyable. Prater of Vienna. You can buy food directly on site, where you will find, at the numerous stalls, Langos (pancakes) or the typical WĂŒrstelstand and Haße (spicy sausage). If you prefer to have lunch in a restaurant, there are several in the Prater. Schweizerhaus, Stadtgasthaus Eisvogel (open since 1805), Kolariks Luftburg and the Rollercoaster Reastaurant, where food comes directly to the table via a roller coaster. He too old hunting lodge The park has been improved and houses a cafeteria where you can have a snack in an imperial atmosphere. Last solution for lunch inside the Prater: take a carriage ride to visit everything, the tour includes a leg lunch and beer, to enjoy directly in the carriage.

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