The Vienna Prater
Recreation, sports and entertainment in the heart of Vienna
Green riparian landscapes on the one side, and a colourful, boisterous amusement park on the other: that's the Vienna Prater. The Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna's landmarks, is a welcoming sight visible from a considerable distance.
Nature & culture: opposites that couldn't be better matched
When people in Vienna refer to the 'Prater', they mean the park grounds in Vienna's second city district. The 'Green Prater' offers expansive lawns for basking in the sun, huge, shady trees and tranquil walking paths. The Prater is a paradise for taking a casual stroll, running or cycling. With its more than 250 fun rides and attractions, the amusement park in Vienna draws thousands of visitors each year. You will soon realise that the Vienna Prater is more than just 'the Prater'. Immerse yourself in the magical green nature of a riparian landscape, discover numerous opportunities for leisure or sports in the cool shade of the age-old trees, or spend endless entertaining and delightful hours with your family in the colourful and boisterous amusement park.
Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater
Do not miss out on a ride in one of the gondolas of Vienna's colossal Riesenrad ferris wheel in the Prater: the view over the city of Vienna is breathtaking! Ever since its erection in 1897 on the occasion of Emperor Franz Joseph I's 50th year on the throne, the Riesenrad has been one of Vienna's major landmarks. And with a height of 64.75 m and 15 gondolas, it was one of the largest ferris wheels in the world at that time.
Facts about the Prater
Fun is the keyword at the amusement park in Vienna's Prater. Amusement rides such as tunnels of horror, bumper cars, ball-throwing and shooting stands, rollercoasters and flight simulators: the Prater has something to offer for everyone. The prices for the fun rides in the Prater range between 1 and 10 euros. The Vienna Prater offers special rides for children such as the merry-go-round, the puppet theatre and the Alt Wiener ghost train. The palette of entertainment is rounded out by numerous cafés, restaurants, buffet restaurants and ice-cream and food stalls.
You can easily reach the Prater by public transport from the Hotel Stefanie or walk for about 20 minutes along the Praterstrasse to the main entrance of the park. Book your room today for a fun-filled trip to Vienna. The team at the Hotel Stefanie is looking forward to your visit.