Vienna

Riesenrad

  Riesenradplatz 1      +43 1 729 54 30     more than a year ago
The most recognizable attraction of the Wurstelprater is undoubtedly the iconic Riesenrad Ferris wheel. Erected in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph, it ranks among the world’s oldest and largest Ferris wheels, reaching a height of 65 meters. It gained international fame through the classic 1949 classic film The Third Man when one of the cabins was the scene of a pivotal argument between Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. A visit to Vienna can hardly be complete without a ride on this historic giant and the breathtaking views from the top.
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Open Jan-Feb 10:00-19:45, Mar-Apr & Oct-Dec 10:00-21:45, May-Sept 09:00-23:45.

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Tickets €9/4.

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