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Wiener Prater

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Vienna, Austria.

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Whether you think of the amusement park from the Third Man, now much updated, or of the long avenues of trees, shown bare in so many photos, Vienna’s Wiener Prater has an iconic park status similar to Central Park.

A private, walled hunting ground for the Emperor, the park was given to the people ‘for public enjoyment’ in 1766. The ‘Third Man’s’ ferris wheel is still here and in colour you can see the cabins are a cheerier red. This is the original one erected in 1896 so a historic attraction in its own right. For more than historic thrills there are new fangled rides, but also meadows and tree lined avenue for that old fashioned park experience.

Prater Amusement Park Website.

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Prater, Vienna

I think that sometimes when people are visiting a city they often spend all of their time focused on seeing all the historic buildings and attractions that they forget about the green spaces that were there before any structures were. Prater is one of those parks that has a lot to offer you- whether its a nice setting for a picnic or a nice jog to clear your head. It's often frequented by families who are just looking for a place to relax on a sunny day, especially if you're trying to save a few bucks. Admission to the park is free.

If the kids have been behaving themselves on holiday, the other side of the park is a Funland with rides and attractions. There is a giant ferris wheel there that was built in 1898- hopefully it doesn't crick too much when you're on top!

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