Giant Ferris Wheel

This is the best way to see the city — from way above!

A view of the Giant Ferris Wheel located at Wiener Prater

Some people say you cannot leave Vienna without having taken a ride on the city's trademark Giant Ferris Wheel ("Riesenrad" in German). It provides a wonderful view of the city from almost 200 feet up in the air. Open year round, it was built by Walter Basset, an English engineer, between 1896 and 1897. At that time, ferris wheels were extremely popular attractions and similar structures were built by Basset in Chicago, Paris and London.

The wheel is located in Vienna's famous Wiener Prater, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Entry into the park is free, but there's a fee of one to 10 euros per ride.

Attraction Information


Prater 7/3 A-1020 Vienna Austria


+43 1 729 20 00 Attraction’s Website

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