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Prater is the most famous amusement park in Vienna with a lot of attractions for visitors of all age.
Spend Your Whole Day Exploring Prater
Prater Tower is a chain carousel that will take you up about 100 metres from the ground and let you soar in circle with the speed of 60km/h. In one go, the attraction can take up to 24 people in 12 double seats. The ride will take about 4 minutes in every turn. If you are not afraid of the height, then this ride can give you a nice view of the Prater from above and let you feel the wind breeze in a dizzying altitude.
As we know, Black Mamba is a dangerous snake, and there is a reason why such snake was chosen as a name for this attraction. The Black Mamba is one of the most extreme attractions in Prater that is definitely not a suitable ride after lunch. The Black Mamba will take up to 8 people in one ride to extreme positions with acceleration up to 80 km/h. The unique shape of the snake makes the ride unpredictable, especially for those who just try the ride for the first time. Once you step inside, you will be taken to a ride full of twists and thrill for 3 minutes.
Splash of water during a hot day is certainly a nice thing, and you can get it with the ride named Wildalpenbahn. Here, you will ride a boat with 8 other people and be elevated in a tower with the height of 30 m. After that, you will be taken down in a wide water channel, while the boat is rotating. At the end is the deeper water that will give you a shower if you are not lucky enough. Don't worry if you don't bring any spare clothes because you can use the large body dryer at the exit. The ride lasts for about 3 minutes and can be enjoyed by children from 4 years of age.
Boomerang is the high-speed roller coaster in the Prater. What makes this one different is that you will go in a loop that will take you through the whole route in both directions. At the beginning, you will be taken forward, but after that you will have to take the route again backward. The maximum speed of the ride is up to 85 km/h and the trip will take about 2 minutes.
If you love horror, then this ride is perfect for you. In Hotel Psycho, you will be riding a 360° revolving gondola to a 5 minutes' journey full of scary creatures, from a man on an electric chair to all kinds of zombies. The attraction is also using special effects that will scare you out. The ride is suitable for all visitors with the minimum age of 12 years old.
Schweizerhaus that is located inside the Prater is a traditional restaurant that can take up to 3000 visitors in one time. However, the large space does not guarantee a free table during high season, which is the perfect reason to reserve a table beforehand. The most recommended food is the pork knuckle that is charged based on its weight. To make it even more perfect, order the famous Budweiser drought beer for your thirst.
If you are visiting the Prater, then Madame Tussauds is another attraction that you can't miss. The famous wax museum has been a part of the park since 2011 and has collections of 65 figures, including 25 famous people from Austria. For a cheaper entrance fee, you can buy the ticket online and get a discount.
The perfect way to close your day after a tiring day in the park is of course by riding the nostalgic 65 m Giant Ferris Wheel. The attraction has been there since 1897 and is the most popular attraction and an important landmark in Vienna. You will enjoy the 15 minutes ride seeing the view of the city from the top. If it is too high or too crowded, then there is an alternative called the Blumenrad, a Ferris Wheel with the height of 45 m that takes 5 minutes and comes with a cheaper price.
How to Get Tickets?
You don't need any tickets to go to the Prater. You can buy ticket on the spot for the ride, or you can also buy combination tickets online for several rides in a cheaper price.
How To Get Around?
The only way to get around in the Prater is by walking or by taking the Liliputbahn that can take you to some stops inside the park.
What Should I Wear?
There is no recommended dresscode for visiting the Prater. If you want to take many rides inside, it is better to wear comfortable clothes. However, remember to check the weather as well before visiting the park.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit the Prater is between March and September. It is also better to visit in the morning on weekdays to avoid the crowd.
How To Get There?
You can get to Prater with metro lines U1, U2, tram lines O and 5, or bus number 5b, 80A and 82A that will stop at Praterstern.
Be noted that some attractions may not suitable for children or those with several conditions. During bad weather and winter season, some attractions may not be operated as well.