The Giant Ferris Wheel is Vienna at its best. Built in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I., a circular trip on one of the most significant and fascinating steel constructions worldwide with a unique view of the city of Vienna, is an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria's capital. So if you haven't taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoyed the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna, this is your once in a lifetime experience.
Have a look at the video and follow the invitation of Dr. Paul Kainbacher and his colleagues!
And who knows who will be sitting in the wheel cabin next to you? A Viennese woman like Marie Kindl who hung herself outside a cabin during a ride on a rope she held between her teeth in the year 1898? Madame Solange d`Atalide, a late 19th century horsewoman sitting on a horse on the roof of one of the cabins? Or, maybe, Orson Welles' Third Man meeting Holly Martins aka Joseph Cotton and listening to the famous zither tunes by Anton Karas ...
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers