Located close to the city center, between the Danube and the Danube Canal, Prater Park; known famously as the Prater, is Vienna’s most popular amusement park. Spread across an area of over 3200 acres, this park was once a royal hunting ground. Today the park is a popular recreational area amongst both locals as well as tourists and is ideal for those wanting to enjoy an evening walk, a jog or just relax on the grass after a tiring day of sightseeing. Renowned for its giant Ferris wheel, the Prater has something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy numerous rides at the old fashioned theme park, visit the Prater Museum, the Planetarium or even indulge in some local cuisine at the café situated within the park. While the Prater features a number of fun attractions including carousels, roller coasters and trains, the highlight of a visit to the park is definitely the giant Ferris wheel. A Viennese landmark dating back to 1896, the Ferris wheel offers terrific views of the city from a height of 200 feet. A ride on the charming old fashioned giant wheel is like stepping into another world and is must when in Vienna.
While entrance is free of charge, ticket prices for each attraction tend to vary
The park is open all day throughout the year, but the opening times for attractions may vary
Around two hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The great views of the city from the giant Ferris wheel
Although Prater Park is not known to offer prayer facilities, Muslim visitors might be able to locate a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers. However if they are unable to find a suitable area to pray, they could use the facilities offered at one of the mosques in Vienna. Since the city is known to house several mosques and Islamic Centres, locating a nearby facility may not be too difficult.
While visitors will find cafés within the park’s premises serving traditional Viennese cuisine, Muslim tourists will find that these outlets are not Halal certified. Muslim tourists could choose to dine on suitable vegetarian or seafood dishes at one of the outlets, or they could visit one of the many Halal restaurants in Vienna. Visitors can get more information regarding these restaurants while at the local mosque.