Viennese Prater Opening Hours, Ride Prices & Tips

Opening Hours

Giant Ferris Wheel

Daily opened from 10:00 am, May till the end of September from 9:00 am.
January, February and November until 7:45 pm.
March, April, October and December until 9:45 pm.
September until 10:45 pm.
May, June, July and August until 11:45 pm.
The mentioned figures are approximate values and may vary.


Daily opened from the mid of March till the end of October,
from 10:00 am, March and October until 5:00 pm,
April and September until 6:00 pm, May and June until 7:00 pm,
July and August until 8:00 pm.
These times may vary if there are too few visitors.

Madame Tussauds

Daily opened from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, entrance until 5:00 pm.
On the 24.12 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, entrance until 4:00 pm.
On the 01.01 from 12:00 am until 6:00 pm, entrance until 5:00 pm.


Opened only from March 15th till October 31st,
daily from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Further Prater Attractions:

The high season of the Viennese Prater runs from the 15th March through 31st October 2018. Most rides are open at this time from 10:00 am. If the visitor rush is strong enough some of the rides are open until midnight.

But several of the rides are also open in the low season. Especially at weekends, public holidays and in the advent season some of the rides like Prater Turm, Black Mamba, Wildalpenbahn, Hotel Psycho, Boomerang and Blumenrad could be opened even in the low season.

Information about the Winter Market is available at following link.

Detailed opening hours for the main attractions:    Madame Tussauds Vienna*

Ride Prices

Madame Tussauds

Regular price on-site: approx. 23 Euro
Online price: approx. 17 Euro,
under following link*.


approx. 4 Euro per round trip,
approx. 2,20 Euro per section,
approx. 1 Euro to Schweizerhaus.

Giant Ferris Wheel

approx. 10 Euro per ride.

Prater Tower, Black Mamba, Hotel Psycho, Wildalpenbahn

approx. 5 Euro per ride.


approx. 6 Euro per ride.


approx. 4 Euro per ride.

Tips for Combination Tickets:

Giant Ferris Wheel, Madame Tussauds, Liliputbahn, Schönbrunn Palace, Zoo Schönbrunn and a lot more attractions for a flat rate from approx. 59 Euro with the Vienna Pass*.

Giant Ferris Wheel and round trip with Liliputbahn for approx. 11,70 Euro. Only on-site available.

The Prater Highlights Card includes 13 attractions with Madame Tussauds for approx. 45 Euro (only in high season).

Price Tips

The Tickets for Madame Tussauds should be purchased online to save about 25% compared against regular pricing. These discounted tickets must be used within 2 month of the purchase date. Further details available under: Madame Tussauds Vienna*

The Niederösterreich-Card covers also some free offers for Vienna. Among other offers it includes also a free ride with the Giant Ferris Wheel and a discounted visit at Madame Tussauds. Further included Highlights: Desert House, Danube Tower, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Panorama Train Schönbrunn and even more. If you plan to visit some of those tourist targets the price of approx. 61 Euros for the NÖ-Card may pay off. Details

Prater Active Tip

If you are not only interested in the amusement park, but also like to explore the wide green and recreation area of the Prater park, you should rent a bicycle or a rickshaw. You have the possibility to do so at the bicycle rental nearby the "Schweizerhaus". About 1 to 2 hours should be enough time to explore the roughly 4 km long avenue Hauptallee. A clear presentation of the location is available at the city-walks Prater Map.


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