Riesenradplatz 1      +43 1 729 54 30     more than a year ago
The most recognizable attraction of the Wurstelprater is undoubtedly the iconic Riesenrad, or Ferris wheel at the park’s entrance. 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 64.75 meters. The Riesenrad gained international fame through the 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.

Tram stop



Open 09:00-24:00.

Price/Additional Info

Tickets €12/5.


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