The Prater is great for children of all ages. The Prater Hauptallee between the tram stop and Prater has several sporting fields, a skateboard park, a bowling alley, and a couple of play grounds. For young children, the Prater itself has a carousel powered by real ponies, pony rides, slow rides, and the Lilliputbahn (a mini train that runs the perimeter of the entire park). There are bumper cars, amusement park rides, fun houses, and a range of carnival-type games for older children and teenagers. The entire family will enjoy Madame Tussaud’s wax musem, the famous Riesenrad ferris wheel, and a meal at Schweizerhaus (a bier garten that has an outside playground).
For more information:
- visit the Prater website, “Like” Wiener Prater on Facebook for updates on events, and/or download the park’s free iPhone app.
- on Madame Tussauds visit the museum’s website, and Schweizerhaus also has a website to whet your appetite.