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Viennese Prater: a famous landmark with a high fun factor

The local recreation area, which covers approximately six square kilometers, is located in the second district, Leopodstadt.

The Prater is more than a Giant Wheel

The Viennese appreciate the spacious park with numerous sporting facilities. Visitors to the city of Vienna associate Prater with the about 0.3 square kilometers large amusement park in the northwest of the recreation area. There is the Giant Ferris Wheel, the undisputed town’s landmark. About 250 more attractions and numerous events are offered in the Prater, whose 250th birthday will be celebrated in 2016.

The Top Attractions in the Prater

You will experience thrill in more than 20 rides at the park with the whole family. Among them is the Prater Tower, a swing carousel which swirls passengers through the air at a height of 95 meters with 60 kilometers per hour. The old Viennese Ghost Train (Grottenbahn) is a real classic, which is considered to be the precursor of the modern ghost trains. And of course, at an amusement park like the Prater, the world-famous waxworks of Madame Tussaud is a must.

If you want to have fun in a more quiet way, there are several bumper car rides, a maze, a laughter cabinet and a mini-golf course. Aqua Ball provides fun and refreshment at a time.

An Adventure Tour through the Prater

You want to take a look behind the scenes? The team of Prater Adventure Tours offer three different tours for groups of ten from March to October, daily from 10.30 am. The choices are:

• A guided walk during which you can take an insight look into the history of the Prater and learn some anecdote
• An event tour of a competitive nature. The groups are mixed on site and have to solve various tasks on their way through the amusement park.
• In theme tours like "On Emperor’s tracks through the Prater" the guides focus on the topic. Individual theme tours for groups are prepared according to arrangement.

A culinary walk through the Prater

The legendary Schweizerhaus is an institution in the Prater. You can enjoy specialties like stilts or Budweiser beer in the peaceful atmosphere of the open-air restaurant under shady trees. In Stadtgasthaus Eisvogel you will get to know the Viennese cuisine. The sophisticated offer of meals has even been awarded with a toque. Would you like to dine high above Vienna or sip a cocktail in the Ferris wheel? This is also possible in the luxury cabins of the Ferris wheel. Families with children like to visit Kolariks Praterfee where there is a large playing area with a trampoline and bouncy castle in addition to its own menu for kids.

 

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