Author 'Clairebielande' (Id 69186 ) : Yet another symbol of Vienna, the ferris wheel in the Prater. Before becoming this vast amusement park in which the Viennese crowd since 1766, the Prater had been the hunting reserve of the Hapsburgs for two centuries. Its ferris wheel, high of 65 mr. Was built by the English engineer Walter Basset, there are 110 years old. A turn of the ferris wheel lasts 10 minutes and the panorama from up there is splendid. I would add that the Prater has an area of 1287 hectares and it is dedicated especially to the people's distraction from the smallest up to the largest.