Last updated on October 14th, 2017
The Vienna Giant Wheel, or as they say in German the Wiener Riesenrad is not accidently a Top Filming Location. The old-fashioned giant wheel located in the huge Viennese park called Prater, is both a charming and a majestic sight with its airy steel cable spokes and red wooden carriages. And yet, for some reason this magical structure does not get the recognition it deserves. It was originally built for Franz Josef I’s Golden Jubilee and would have been deconstructed in 1916, but it luckily survived simply because of lack of funding to dismantle it. The surviving wheel was the world’s tallest extant ferris wheel between 1920 and 1985. By now it has become a true trademark and one of the main spectacles of the Austrian capital. They say that whoever takes a ride on it and views the city from the amazing perspective that the wheel can offer, will fall in love with Vienna for sure.