Free entry to the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel

Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel
Normal Price: Adult: €12,00 ; Child: €5,00

Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel offers unparalleled views over the city, and has done since the turn of the century in 1900. As one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the wheel marks the entrance to the Prater amusement park and is a traditional moving monument of the city’s skyline. A promised panoramic adventure, take to the skies and learn about Vienna from all angles.

Please visit their website for the most up to date opening hours.


  • The 8 cabin Wheel of History, from the Middle Ages to the Fin de Siecle
  • Musical and artistic installations
  • Views over Vienna’s skyline

Did you know:

- The ferris wheel measures nearly 65m high and held the title as the world’s tallest wheel from 1910 to 1985

- Its real name, in Austrian, is Wiener Riesenrad

- The wheel originally had 30 cabins before it was damaged during WWII – then only 15 cabins were rebuilt

- The wheel has played a part in many blockbusters, including James Bond The Living Daylights; and featured in the novel The Third Man by Graham Greene

Things to see:

Wheel of History

Discover Vienna’s history through this cultural landmark. The Wheel of History will take visitors through some of the most important periods of the city and the Prater area, bringing the city to life. From the Roman Times all the way to the World Wars delve into the past! Learn about the construction of St Stephan’s Cathedral in the Middle Ages, to the reign of Joseph II as Emperor in 1766, who opened the Prater up to the public; and the cosmopolitan city in the fin de siècle.

Opening times

Mai - August: 09:00 - 24:00
September - mid October: 09:00 - 23:00
7 October - 3 November: 10:00 - 22:00
4 November- 15 November: 10:00 - 20:00
Mid November - December: 10:00 - 22:00
24 December: 10:00 - 18:00
31 December: 10:00 - 02:00

How to get there:

    Underground: U1, U2 Praterstern
    Trams: 5
    HOP ON HOP OFF: Blue Line: Prater / Riesenrad

see the: full list of attractions included

See for seasonal opening hours
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 10:00-20:00
Friday 10:00-22:00
Saturday 10:00-22:00
Sunday 10:00-20:00
Monday 10:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00
Thursday 10:00 – 20:00
Friday 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

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Riesenradplatz 1, 1020, Vienna, Austria


+43 1 729 54 30