Giant Wheel of Vienna

Vienna's world-famous Wheel, dating from 1897, is visible from afar the city skyline creating a very special point of reference for every visitor with its unmistakable silhouette.

Nearby Attractions

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Hundertwasserhaus
A group of houses designed by Hundertwasser; with his typical vividly colourful, winding style.
Greek Quarter
Greek merchants began taking residence here in the 18th century, it contains striking art nouveau buildings.
MozartHaus
This museum and concert venue is the last remaining of the apartments in which Mozart lived.
Ankerclock
The stunning art-nouveau clock stands in the city center and has twelve different figures, each one appearing for a designated hour of the day.
The Hundertwasser House
Designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and located in the 3rd Viennese district, this house will draw your attention with its colorfully decorated exterior façade.
Hoher Markt
Is one of the oldest and most historic squares in Vienna, located in the middle of the old town of the 1st district.

Related Tours

The Best of Vienna: Private Tour including Schönbrunn Palace
Discover the imperial grandeur of Vienna on a private half-day tour that includes entrance tickets and a scenic driving tour of the city's top highlights.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets for the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms;
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold-decorated Great Gallery
  • Stroll through the immaculately manicured Palace Gardens and take in the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • Afterwards, enjoy a scenic driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Admire the iconic State Opera House, the majestic House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Giant Wheel of Vienna and more!
  • Enjoy a brief stop at Belvedere Palace for a photo opportunity of the beautiful palace and gardens.
  • Your tour concludes in central Vienna, where your guide will be happy to offer recommendations on how to make the most of the rest of your day in the city.

Experience the best of Vienna's imperial splendour on this comprehensive private tour, perfect for anyone seeking a personalized and informative exploration of the city's most iconic landmarks and historical sites.

Your private tour starts with the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State Rooms in the palace, the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the main highlights.  

Enjoy a short break before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will have numerous opportunities to stop for the unique histories of many of the striking buildings, including the State Opera House, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock. 

Your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will leave you with several recommendations to spend the rest of your time in the city. 
Vienna in a Day: Private Tour including Panoramic Drive
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day guided tour, with all entrance tickets included and a panoramic drive around the city. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets included for the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms;
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold-decorated Great Gallery;
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the main highlights;
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (the price of lunch not included);
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Pass by the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the City Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vienna's Old Town, where you’ll see the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague and the Turkish War, which ravaged the city in the 17th century;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • Visit Heldenplatz, the "Heroes' Square" in German, surrounded by monumental buildings and landmarks including the Neue Burg, built as an extension of the Hofburg Palace;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Admire Augustine Church, a 14th-century stunning building in Gothic architecture;
  • Your tour finishes at Buggarten, where you will see Mozart's Monument, and then be free to explore the park at your leisure. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience, including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo Staterooms in the palace, and the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a highlight driving tour of Vienna, where you will see the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Gian Wheel of Vienna and more!

Your driving tour finishes at the Old Town where you will enjoy a guided tour of the historic district. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Admire the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, pass by the Anker Clock, hear about The Holy Trinity Monument, and stroll around the Jewish Quarter to see the "Nameless Library" monument. Continue to Micheler Platz and discover the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School before heading to Burggarten.

After visiting Mozart's Monument at Burggarten park, you are free to continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

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