Saturday, September 27, 2014

Giant Ferris Wheel

The Giant Ferris Wheel  (Wiener Riesenrad) is located at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in the 2nd district. It was constructed in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I. In 1916 a demolition permit was issued, but (fortunately) the Ferris Wheel was saved from destruction due to a lack of money. 

1 comment:

  1. I would love to get on that. I was first familiar with it from a couple of movies.