Vienna doesn't have a big theme park like EuroDisney or Park Europa near by but if you're visiting with kids and looking for a few hours of old fashioned fun in the city don't miss the Prater.
Imagine a village fair and then multiply the number of rides and you'll get an idea of what the Prater is like. You can ride a giant Ferris Wheel and see Vienna from above, drive bumping cars, hop on a carousel or enter a ghost house. There are many thrill roller coasters as well if that's your fancy.
There are no entrance fees and you pay for each ride separately. In a way, this is a bit less convenient than paying entrance and enjoying unlimited rides in the park, but it adds to the old fashion charm.
Here is the Prater in pictures:
Go high.. this is the view of the Ferris Wheel from below
And this is the view of the park from above
The horse parade was a surprise as I assumed someone will walk along side my 4 years old - well I was wrong but he was fabulous..
Entering the house of fun..
Details to plan your visit
The Pratter is open daily as there is no entrance tickets but not all the rides operate at all times. During high season the rides operate until midnight.
Here is a map of the region - easiest to reach with the tram to Messe Prater
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