Wiener Prater: more than just an amusement park

Entertainment & recreation in Vienna’s green lung

In the heart of Vienna, in the 2nd district, is Vienna’s most famous attraction: the Wiener Prater. The vast area in Leopoldstadt not only includes the world’s oldest amusement park but also the Hauptallee (main avenue), the Krieau race track and the Prater stadium. The whole area is accessible free of charge and open all year round, but a sensation especially in summer during your family holiday in Vienna.

The classic amusement park in Vienna: the Wurstelprater

Stroll from the Porcelain Museum in the idyllic Augarten to the Praterstern in about 20 minutes. There you will find the entrance to the amusement park, the “Wurstelprater” with its various carousels, roller coasters, ghost trains, snack bars and much more. The landmark is the Viennese giant wheel. A ride on the giant wheel gives you a fascinating view over the Austrian city as well as the Danube – an absolute must on your holiday in Vienna! Then stroll leisurely along the beautiful main avenue in the Prater, which takes you directly to the “green Prater”, Vienna’s adjacent city park.

Relaxation over 6 million m² in the “green Prater”

If you want to give your feet a bit of a rest, simply get on the Liliputbahn light railway’s open carriages. This travels through the whole of the Prater and past the chestnut trees and green meadows in the riverside forest as far as the Prater stadium. Hop on and off whenever you like if you want to explore Vienna’s Prater on your own during a leisurely walk. The variety-packed playgrounds are ideal for children. You can also put your sporting abilities to the test on the BMX and skate track or the beach volleyball courts. And varied events such as a holiday programme for your children, the Prater Festival or quaint flea markets offer additional entertainment in Vienna’s city park.

Finally relax at Vienna’s central city hotel: The Harmonie Vienna

After an entertaining afternoon, you return to your central hotel in Vienna, The Harmonie Vienna hotel in the Servitenviertel. There you can relax with a good cup of tea or coffee or treat yourself to a refreshing drink at the bar at the end of the day. What are you waiting for: make your non-binding enquiry for an enjoyable city trip to Vienna now!

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