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Prater

 Prater or Wurstelprater amusement park

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Prater

Subway: Praterstern

Trolley: 0, 5

 

Park

Open: daily

 

Ferris Wheel

Open: daily

www.prater.wien.info

 

 

 

Description of Prater

Prater or Wurstelprater amusement park is a large public park situated on the outskirts of Austrian capital Vienna known as a second district or Leopoldstadt. Prater neighborhood covers an area between Danube river and the Danube canal. In the medieval times these forests and meadows were reserved for the Imperial royal family as a hunting ground. In 1766 Emperor of the Austro- Hungarian Empire Joseph II opened Prater as a public park available for common people. In the 19th century Prater saw dramatic increase in size and complexity of its tourist attractions.

 

Today Prate park is dominated by a giant Ferris wheel that is also one of the most visited destinations in Vienna. Other interesting sights include an exhibition centre, planetarium, trotting stadium, miniature rail roads with small trains known as Prater Liliputbahn and many others. As you visit Prater you should orient yourself along Haptalee that is 3 miles (5 km) long and runs along the whole distance of Prater. If you want to escape large tourist crowds you can take a walk through picturesque woodlands along a web of paths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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