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Another cultural see-sight is the oldest amusement park in the world the “Wurstelprater”

The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna’s 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). If people talk about the Wiener Parter they often mean the “Wurstelprater”. The so called “Wurstelprater” is the oldest amusement park in the world. But the Wiener Prater consists of more: the Hauptallee (the main alley), the Krieau and the Praterstadium (Ernst Happel Stadium) belong to the area of the “Wiener Prater”.

The Prater was firstly mentioned in a document in 1162 under the reign of emperor Friedrich I. In 1766 emperor Josef the II. donated the area to the people of Vienna. From this point on the Prater was accessible for everyone. Following to that bowling alleys, cinemas, Cafés and merry-go-rounds were created.

Still the “Wiener Prater” and the “Wurstelprater” are open 24 hours each day – 7 days a week. Entrance is free of charge. Attractions, restaurant businesses, arcade shops and other leisure facilities are all part of the Wurstelprater.

Opening hours

The Prater area is open 24 hours each day, 7 days a week from January to December and accessible free of charge for everyone. Peak season in the “Wurstelprater” starts on the 15th of March and ends on the 31st of October. Individual attractions may have different opening hours. Some attractions are open from 10:00am to 01:00am depending on weather.

Fees

In contrast to other theme parks the access to the Prater is free of charge. Only the attractions themselves are charged. Fees for individual attractions vary between € 1,50 and € 5,00 depending size and genre.

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