Best known for the Wurstelprater amusement park, Prater is a public park whose history dates back to 1162. The land passed through the hands of noble families for several centuries, until Emperor Joseph II opened the park to the public in 1766. Visit the Krieau, a horseracing track, and see Austria's largest stadium, Ernst Happel Stadium. The main pathway, known as Hauptallee, is closed to vehicles and lined by horse chestnut trees. Take a ride on the park's Ferris wheel or try out bumper cars, carousels, roller coasters, and ghost trains. The amusement park even features a Madame Tussauds wax works cabinet. Put Prater and other Vienna attractions into our Vienna day trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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In any weather or mood it's a good idea to go to Prater, enjoy walks, jogging, cycling, sunbathing, meeting with friends or just soaking the typical Viennese atmosphere! more »
We visited the Prater Park at night around 20h in January. The weather was quite cold but it was worth the trip. The park is easily accessible by tram and it was pretty much empty. Many of the rides..... more »
Very lovely park! Cant say much about it. Ive seen nicer ones in Vienna. The theme park is cute) most of attraction are 5€ for a ride. We were there in beginning of March so most of the attractions were closed. But those who was working let us in even for 1 person which was very cool!
The Prater evolved over the years from a shady place of tricksters and drunks to a family oriented place of fun. While I personally don't like the kitschy fake facades, the Prater is a nice mix of tradition and also new attractions. And of course the green area around the Prater (behind the attractions) is just a wonderful place to relax or do sports.
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