The famous Giant Ferris Wheel ("Riesenrad") stands 200 feet high and was built in 1897 to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Franz Joseph I's reign. It is surrounded by Vienna's most well-known amusement park, The Prater, a square that was redesigned in 2008 to resemble its own heritage from the year 1900. A typical Viennese souvenir is a snow globe (they were invented here) with the Riesenrad inside. If you've ever ridden it and gazed out to the hills and vineyards, rivers and forests and the historical square below, you know why.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: U1 Praterstern