Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
One of Vienna's trademark sights is the Riesenrad or giant Ferris wheel located at the start of the Prater amusement park.The Giant Ferris Wheel was erected in 1897 to mark the 50th year of Emperor Franz Joseph's accession to the throne. It has been an enduring feature of the city's skyline ever since. It is one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions, and symbolises the district as well as the city for many people.
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Attractions Near Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Madame Tussauds Vienna
0.1km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Madame Tussauds Vienna is a wax museum and tourist attraction located at the famous amusement park Wiener Prater in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Marie Tussaud and is the eleventh location for the Tussauds franchise. It features more than 80 figures on three floors. Madame Tussauds is now owned and operated by the United Kingdom-based entertainment company Merlin Entertainments.
0.16km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
The Prater is a large public park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria. The Wurstelprater, an amusement park that is often simply called "Prater", lies in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel. Full of turbulent roller coasters, spooky ghost trains and attractions of all sorts - there is hardly any other place in the world to challenge your senses in this intoxicating way.
Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser
0.65km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
The KunstHausWien is a museum in Vienna, designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This museum in the Landstraße district houses the world's only permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser's works, and also hosts regular temporary exhibitions of other artists. The KunstHausWien operates as a private business and does not receive any government aid. In 2009 the KunstHausWien received 174,000 visitors.
1.04km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
The Hundertwasser House in Vienna is one of Austria’s architectural highlights. The house designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser draws visitors from around the world. The Hundertwasser Village is open everyday from 9:00 till 18:00 o'clock. The Hundertwasser Museum in the Kunst Haus Wien may be visited daily from 10:00 till 18:00 o'clock.
1.32km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Otto Wagner's Postal Savings Bank building is considered a key work of European modernism and turn-of-the-century Vienna. With the 1904-1912 building, Wagner (1841-1918) created his most modern and important building. In every structural detail, every feature, every piece of furniture designed by Wagner, practicality and usability lead to intelligent, coherent, highly aesthetic solutions.
Museum of Applied Arts
1.45km from Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna stands for an extraordinary union of applied art, design, contemporary art and architecture. Founded as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry in 1863, today’s museum—with its unique collection of applied arts and as a first-class address for contemporary art—can boast an incomparable identity.