Top things to do

Top Choice Ferris Wheel in Prater & East of the Danube

Riesenrad

Top of every Prater wish-list is the Riesenrad; at least for anyone of an age to recall Orson Welles' cuckoo clock speech in British film noir The Third Man (1949), set in a shadowy postwar Vienna. Built in 1897 by …
Top Choice Bar in Prater & East of the Danube

Le Loft

Wow, what a view! Take the lift to Le Loft on the Sofitel's 18th floor to reduce Vienna to toy-town scale in an instant. From this slinky, glass-walled lounge, you can pick out landmarks such as the Stephansdom and …
Top Choice Park in Prater & East of the Danube

Prater

Spread across 60 sq km, central Vienna's biggest park comprises woodlands of poplar and chestnut, meadows and tree-lined boulevards, as well as children's playgrounds, a swimming pool, golf course and race track. Fr…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Prater & East of the Danube

MuTh

Opened to much acclaim in December 2012, this striking baroque meets contemporary concert hall is the new home of the Wiener Sängerknaben, or Vienna Boys' Choir, who previously only performed at the Hofburg. Besides…
Top Choice Modern European in Prater & East of the Danube

Skopik & Lohn

The spidery web of scrawl that creeps across the ceiling at Skopik & Lohn gives an avant-garde edge to an otherwise French-style brasserie – all wainscoting, globe lights, cheek-by-jowl tables and white-jacketed…
Top Choice Cafe in Prater & East of the Danube

Supersense

Housed in an ornate Italianate mansion dating to 1898, this retro-grand cafe brings a breath of cool new air to the Prater area. The cafe at the front, which rolls out locally roasted coffee, great breakfasts and da…
Market in Prater & East of the Danube

Karmelitermarkt

A market with a long tradition, the Karmelitermarkt reflects the ethnic diversity of its neighbourhood; you’re sure to see Hasidic Jews on bikes or scooters shopping for kosher goods here. Set in an architecturally …
International in Prater & East of the Danube

Rollercoaster Restaurant

Flashing fluro lights, rattling rollercoaster tracks and a thumping dance soundtrack welcome you into Vienna’s unique Rollercoaster Restaurant. Appropriately nestled in the heart of Prater Park, here you can experie…
Club in Prater & East of the Danube

Fluc

Located on the wrong side of the tracks (Praterstern can be rough around the edges at times) and housed in a converted pedestrian passage, Fluc is the closest that Vienna’s nightlife scene comes to anarchy – without…
Fusion in Prater & East of the Danube

Das Loft

Shimmering in gunmetal grey, with floor-to-ceiling windows and reflective surfaces throughout, Das Loft has uninterrupted views across the city skyline from atop the Sofitel Hotel on the Danube Canal (Donaukanal). P…