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The big wheel in Vienna

Nostalgic cult: The big wheel at the Prater in Vienna
Beside the Stephansdom the big wheel is another symbol of Vienna. Take a ride and enjoy the view! A trip on Vienna’s big wheel is a must during your visit.

You will reach the top of the wheel in only a few minutes in one of the typical red cabines and will be 65 metres above the ground. Just a few minutes on foot from your 4-star Hotels IMLAUER & Nestroy you will find the Prater. The Prater with the big wheel is very popular with both locals and visitors to the imperial city as an adventure park and local recreation area.

A trip on the big wheel

The big wheel in Vienna, which turns untiringly all year, is one of the most popular sights in the city. The symbol of the Prater in Vienna is no modern invention. It was constructed between 1896 and 1897 by the English engineer Walter Basset. The enormous wheels were contructed in many important cities at the end of the 19th Century. This engineer also constructed panorama wheels for Chicago, London, Blackpool and Paris. As the name suggests the big wheels were mainly designed to be able to admire the panorama of the cities. The attractions were an absolute magnet for the public and rightly so, as you can experience for yourself.

experience a wonderful panoramic view of the metropolis on the Danube and look out for a few clear sights: Schloss Belvedere in the south, the Stephansdom, Votivkirche with its two neo-gothic towers on Ringstraße, the Hofburg.

An afternoon at the Prater and a ride on Vienna’s big wheel can be exhausting. Relax again in the comfortable rooms of your 4-star hotels IMLAUER & Nestroy. Any questions on your short break in Vienna? The reservations team at Hotel IMLAUER is looking forward to your enquiry or online reservation.