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Riesenrad information

Vienna , Austria
02, Prater 90
Getting there
Metro: Praterstern
More information
adult/child €9/4
Opening hours
9am-11.45pm, shorter hrs in winter
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The Riesenrad is a towering, modern symbol of Vienna. Built in 1897 by Englishman Walter B Basset, the ferris wheel rises to 65m and takes about 20 minutes to rotate its 430-tonne weight one complete circle – giving you ample time to snap some fantastic shots of the city spread out at your feet. It survived bombing in 1945 and has had dramatic lighting and a cafe at its base added.