Our recent Europe trip didn't stop in Prague. We stopped in Vienna on our way back home, and while I already did an extensive 6-part travel series to Vienna, in this post I want to share a place in the city that I hadn't visited previously. It's the park called "Prater". 

The Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district Leopoldstadt. The Wurstelprater amusement park, often simply called "Prater", stands in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel).

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We also had the chance to see out friend Mirna, who lives in Vienna. She took us to the Prater. In the image below, we are waiting for the Metro to get to Leopoldstadt.

When you exit the Metro station, the huge Ferris wheel immediately greets you.

The Entrance to the Prater, including a welcome-in.

The sights here are colorful, bright and full of life. Even though we came a bit late and it was a cool night, we still had a great time. There are a lot of attractions to choose from.

You will find two Ferris wheels in the Prater. One that has closed cabins (image above), and another one with open ones.

I loved some of the side streets that were awesomely lit. The colors in the next alley changed over time.

The girls went into an indoor rollercoaster first.

There were some attractions that neither of us wished to be on. Like the one below. I leave it to your imagination, what happens to you once you come on board, that string attached vessel.

Then we went on a haunted house tour called "Jack the Ripper"

It's very dark inside, and the corridors lead you to some strange displays that hover above or below you.

Like this spooky, blue lit, web.

There are a couple of scary moments inside, that I couldn't photograph, like a plummeting elevator, rotating rooms, and shaky floors.

And we also saw Jack the Ripper in action...

...and watched happily while he was doing his business :)

Time to exit the haunted house tour.

We left around 11 in the evening, even though most of the attractions were still operating. I think this is a really nice eventing trip, if you happen to visit Vienna.

I hope you enjoyed our little nightly visit to the Prater.
For more information on rides and prices, visit the Prater Website.


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