25 Mar 2014 | From Nikolaus of Austria
The Wiener Riesenrad (German for "Viennese giant wheel"), or Riesenrad, is a 64.75 metre (212 ft) tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt. Constructed in 1897, it was the world's tallest extant Ferris wheel from 1920 until 1985.
A ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, a landmark visible from afar on the Vienna skyline., is always a must-do while in Vienna. They say that if you haven't once in your lifetime taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoyed the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna, you haven't really been to Vienna at all.