Vienna: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus & Free WiFi
- Duration options: 1 - 2 days
- Optional audio guide
In the heart of Vienna's gorgeous Prater park lies the famous amusement park known as the Wurstelprater. The Wurstelprater first opened its doors in 1766 and today hosts an unusual mix of classic and brand new rides, offering an exciting day out for all ages.
Built in 1897, the Wiener Riesenrad is one of Vienna's favorite tourist attractions. Famous from films like The Third Man and Before Sunrise, it grants stunning views of the city.
For a panorama that trumps that of the ferris wheel, plus an injection of adrenaline, climb aboard the 117-meter-tall Praterturm, the highest flying swing in the world.
A classic of old-style theme parks, the magic rotor spins at a speed of 30 rotations per minute, gluing its passengers to the wall through pure centrifugal force.
Those who dare should make sure to ride Volare, a roller coaster that propels passengers through the air head first, simulating the feeling of flight over a distance of 420 meters.
If Volare wasn't enough for you, then head over to the Ejection Seat and get catapulted towards the sky at a mind-blowing speed of 14 meters per second.
If you happen to be visiting the Prater in winter, make sure to check out the famous traditional Christmas market, which takes place every year from mid-November until the beginning of January in front of the giant ferris wheel.
Note that there is no admission fee for the amusement park and that tickets must be bought for each individual ride, which is great for parents that want to indulge their kids, as the park is a very pleasant hang-out spot even for those not seeking thrills.
Want to discover all there is to do in Prater? Click here for a full list.
It seemed hard to hop on and off as there is too much to see at certain stops and it would be a challenge to match Dutch visits with the bus schedule. However, just staying on the red and blue routes throughout (60 min each) provides an excellent overview of the city as the bus drives through key areas with the general commentary from the audio guide on board. Highly recommend taking the premium package including the additional 2.5 hour walking tour (the guide Charles is fantastic) and evening bus tour (60 min, with live commentary by Charles). Overall, a must if you are visiting Vienna!
There is no cheaper way to get to Vienna if you do a lot. The great thing is that you get other discounts on this card. You can find out where in a small paperback and what you get when you pick up the cards. Thumbs up:-)
Your was great and so was our guide! We enjoyed the tour even though the weather was uncooperative and rainy. They gave us thick rain ponchos which worked very well. Still enjoyed the tour immensely!
Nice and easy to just get in everywhere without having to go past machines to stamp. And the discounts sometimes 50 %. Only you have to be on time to pick up the tickets. And they validate.
The card is pretty handy for using public transportation, however the museum discounts aren't that great, they end up having minor savings like 3-4 euros per person.