Prater is large public park with famous giant wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) that dominates skyline together with other park entertainment attractions.
Originally, Prater was hunting ground for Imperial family, until it was donated to the people in 1766. Since then it went to several transformations and today it is managed by City of Vienna. Prater is also famous as a host of the only World Exhibition held in Vienna in 1873.
|Location||Prater, 1020 Wien, 2nd district, Leopoldstadt|
|How to get there||U1 or U2, Praterstern|
|Ticket Price||From $3, depends on the attraction|
|Opening hours||7 days a week, 10:00-00:00 (winter has limited attractions available)|
Main entertainment area is around Wiener Riesenrad, where many other, much more recent attractions were built to cater for all ages and courage level (some of the rides are challenging and only people without fear of heights or with a good stomach can attend them).
The area is dotted with snack bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors and candy shop stalls. Children really enjoy this place and it is difficult to separate them from rides and sweet stuff 😊
There is also Madame Tussauds Vienna museum at the very entrance to the park, which is very popular. Next to it, there is a Museum of chocolate, where you can taste artisanal chocolate, learn about history and even participate in a workshop and make some of your own!
Prater Museum is nearby; it commemorates history of Prater, especially from 1945.
Prater Planetarium is an amazing multimedia show presenting various star constellation and animation from space exploration.
There are several events throughout a year, such as children flea market, Halloween party and music concerts.
Prater park is great place for a walk and enjoyment in greenery, which is great in spring and summer. It is also popular place for workout as there are several open-air gyms for adults and playgrounds for kids.