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Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel

One of the oldest operating Ferris Wheels in the world, the Wiener Riesenrad is more than just an amusement park ride, it is a historic landmark.

Take a spin on this 213-feet high attraction for exceptional views of Vienna, or book a romantic dinner in a gondola for an unforgettable evening.

This legendary wheel has survived a tumultuous history dating back to the reign of the Habsburgs. Built in 1897 to honor Emperor Franz Josef I’s 50th Jubilee, the Wiener Riesenrad has been one of the city’s most beloved attractions ever since; it has even played a prominent role in the movie adaption of Graham Greene’s novel “The Third Man”.

Located in the Prater, Vienna’s famous amusement park, the ferris wheel provides unique views over the entire city.
 
Planning on popping the big question? Do it in the perfect setting high above Vienna’s rooftops, just as the sun is setting on the horizon.  Reserve the ferris wheel’s Crystalline Luxury Cabin for a three-course meal and a romantic ambience that will enchant your loved one. With spectacular views, Swarovski crystals, candlelight, champagne, and just the two of you, you’ll never forget the moment that will change your lives forever.

Beautiful sunset in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Filmspektakel.at Beautiful sunset in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Filmspektakel.at

Things to do in Vienna

Letters from Austria

Letters from Austria - a video series: Vienna © Austrian Tourist Office Letters from Austria - a video series: Vienna © Austrian Tourist Office

Vienna: Imperial Capital of Austria

„Letters from Austria“ is a collection of stories from one stunning road trip through Austria. It features stops in the Arlberg Region, Salzburg, the surrounding SalzburgerLand, Graz, and Vienna. Explore these picturesque and romantic parts of the country and feel the magic of the mountains.

This video introduces you to Austria's imperial capital: Vienna.

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Vienna - for gay travelers

Known for it's music & culture, the coffee houses, the Opera and for the Imperial history, which you'll encounter everywhere.

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Dining Experiences in Vienna

Looking for an upscale dining experience in Vienna? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance you travel experience.

Dining in Vienna

Fly Austrian Airlines to Vienna

Enjoy Austrian Airlines' famous hospitality on your way to Vienna. Flying the Austrian Way

Take a ride on the Giant Ferries Wheel

Riesenrad

Prater 90
1020 Vienna

Riesenrad

Prater 90
1020 Vienna

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