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“'Third Man' Ferris wheel was cool!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riesenrad

Riesenrad
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US$23.60*
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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
Ranked #56 of 556 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This Vienna landmark has operated in the Wiener Volksprater for over 100 years.
London, United Kingdom
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“'Third Man' Ferris wheel was cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Enjoyed our early evening ride on this iconic Ferris Wheel featured in The Third Man .... I'm sure I saw Orson Welles walking across the courtyard. Nice old cars and slightly camp without being dowdy. Give it a try especially at night .... It was my No1 target destination in Vienna and wasn't disappointed!

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

It's been here for over 100 years and although some of the coaches are a bit shabby, it's the iconic landmark of Vienna so if you've got a head for heights don't miss it.

Visited May 2014
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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“Historic ferris wheel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

It is amazing to see the history of this ferris wheel and each car has enough space for you to walk around and see all angles of the city.

Visited May 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“Die Riesenrad (The Big Wheel).”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

A great view of the city and beyond.Well worth the money to go on it.(Don't forget to take the camera!!)

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive for it's age.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

The Riesenrad is quite impressive for its age. From the top you get a decent view of Vienna. The journey round took about 25 minutes but is slow and stops and starts frequently. Quite a few of the cabins are set out for dinners and events which means that they are out of action for general use. When we visited it was quiet but at busier times this could cause longer queues.

It was a shame to see that the interiors of the cabins were covered in graffiti. There was hardly any wall space left bare and while most of this was declarations of love, there were also some more offensive messages.

It was also amusing to see a couple of the staff hiding in the space under the platform using it a smoking place.

Visited April 2014
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