Wurstelprater (the official name of the Amusement Park) is open during the main season and on special occasions.
Below, you will find practical information regarding Vienna Prater timetables and tickets.
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Access to the Prater area is FREE for everyone. You pay for the individual attractions and, of course, for drinks in restaurants and kiosks (!!).
Except for the Ferris wheel (info from here) the price for individual attractions varies from a minimum of €1.50 to a maximum of €5. With special exceptions.
Tickets for attractions can be purchased directly at the ticket office.
The amusement park is open every day, including Sundays and holidays, from March 15th to October 31st, from 10:00 to midnight. During this period, the park is always open and all attractions are accessible for visitors.
During the rest of the year, some of the main attractions, kiosks and restaurants are always open.
There are also special openings on the occasion of particular events such as Halloween.
During the Christmas period, the Prater shows its most romantic and evocative side to visitors. What’s better than a ride on the legendary Ferris wheel, admiring Vienna all lit up by Christmas lights?
Among the stands and numerous stalls you can buy the best Christmas souvenirs and gifts. The kiosks will offer, as usual, sandwiches and the best street food proposals. Or, you can warm up with excellent mulled wine and hot drinks.
Lots of entertainment for the whole family, with shows and live music (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night)
For the little ones, don’t miss a ride on the Winter Train to discover the Prater (daily until 19:00).
HOURS AND TICKETS PRATER AT CHRISTMAS: The winter markets on Riesenradplatz are open from 19 November 2022 until 08 January 2023.
Also in this case the payment of an entrance ticket is not required. As usual, individual attractions are paid.
The concerts within the area are always FREE. For a fee some shows such as the Circus.
To board the Winter Train, the ticket costs €4 for adults and €3 for children.