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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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  • Like everywhere in Vienna it’s all clean and tidy. They have expanded the park quite a lot since I was last hear, with a lot more eateries and a lot more rides. The big wheel is perhaps a little...  more »
  • Prater it was a dream for me. Jist like Disney Land. We arrived at Prater at 6 pm and we had the unpleasant surprise to observe the fact that most of the attractions was closed. Maybe because is not.....  more »
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  • It's not a visit to Vienna without visiting the Prater. It's an historical amusement park. You can simply walk around the park for free. The rides are pay as you go. It's a big area with lots of good rides and places to grab a bite to eat or drink. Can easily spend a whole day here.
  • We visited Prater park during our trip to Vienna and it was a great experience! Although we got there at night, after a long walk of sightseeing, and there weren't a lot of people, the games and the lights and colours were magical. Most of the games cost about 5-10€ and the big wheel cost 12-13€ if I am not mistaken and you can enjoy the view from up there.
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