Parks of Vienna
Parks of Vienna
If you want to relax among the greenery and attractions, go to the Prater, whose history dates back to the Middle Ages. In 1766 the Imperial Prater, a place of hunting, by order of Joseph II became available to the public. Since that time, Prather becomes a holiday destination with amusements and gastronomic establishments. Symbol Prater and one of the symbols of Vienna - Rizenrad - a giant Ferris wheel, built in 1896-97 years of British engineer Walter Basset for the Vienna World Exhibition. After rising in one of his cars to a height of about 65 meters, you will be able to cover the eye panorama of Vienna.
On the old times Prater today resemble two Chinese figures - Kalafati with his wife. Kalafati so popular that in the Prater has a circulation of volute his name, which you can pay for the attraction. There in the Prater "lilliputbat" - children's railway length of 4 kilometers.
There are many amusements for all age groups - "the road of horror", a carousel, shooting galleries, modern attractions with breathtaking speed and flips in the air. Destroyed during the war, revived the Prater, as before, - one of the favorite places of the Viennese and their guests.
If you visit the Prater, a look at a well-known even outside of Austria "Schweizerhaus" ("Schweitzer-House"). There is always a beer "Budweiser" and typical Viennese hot dish Shteltse (originally cooked pork leg). Shteltse - signature dish, large enough to portions enough for two people. "Schweitzer-House" - a rather noisy establishment here say out loud, smoke and drink beer all ages and nationalities at the weekend on a summer evening is quite difficult to find a place. "Schweizerhaus" can also be attributed to the sights of Vienna.
In the old park Augarten regularly conducted dozens of musical performances and symphony concerts.
The famous park "Vienna Woods", located in the vicinity of the capital, in the foothills of the Eastern Alps - it is a forest area with their own towns and hotels, resorts and hot springs.
Bounded on one side of the picturesque valley of the Danube River and the vineyards, on the other - a famous resort area of Baden and Bad Foslau, "Vienna Woods" is a favorite vacation spot Viennese and visitors.