The Vienna Riesenrad (giant wheel) is the biggest Ferris wheel in Vienna and located in the amusement park Prater. Following Englishman Walter Bassett’s design, it was built in 1897 to celebrate golden jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. It originally had 30 gondolas, but after being damaged during World War II, the Riesenrad was rebuilt with only 15 gondolas.
The Riesenrad appeared in several movies, among them the action-packed James Bond installment The Living Daylights, as well the romance-filled Before Sunrise (where Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy kiss in the gondola).
For a romantic evening, experience and adventure planner mydays.at offers a candlelight gourmet three-course dinner for two in one of the gondolas. Sehr romantisch (German: very romantic)!
Miss Iggy would have to wait to see the city from the Riesenrad – the Prater season starts in March!