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Ferris wheel in Vienna
The Vienna Ferris wheel in the webcam is one of the main symbols of the city. From its height of almost 65 meters, a magnificent view of Vienna and the Danube River opens up.
The Ferris wheel in Vienna, shown online, appeared in 1897, on the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph. Since then, it has become an integral part of the image of the capital of Austria.
The wheel in the web camera is located at the very beginning of the Wurstelprater amusement park. It is convenient to enjoy the view of Vienna and the large public leisure park “Prater” from it.
The diameter of the Viennese wheel in the online camera is almost 61 meters, the total weight of the metal structure is 430 tons. Wheel rotation speed – 2.7 km/h.
The Ferris wheel in live broadcast has repeatedly played a “leading role” in such Hollywood films as “The Third Man” with Orson Welles and the film about the adventures of James Bond “The Light from the Eyes” with Timothy Dalton. For this reason, in June 2016, the European Film Academy listed Viennese Wheels online as a Treasure of European Film Culture.
The Vienna Ferris Wheel is open all year round.
Vienna, where the online broadcast comes from, is the capital of Austria, which has the title of cultural and musical capital of Europe.
The city is located on both banks of the Danube, surrounded by oak and beech groves – the famous Vienna Woods.
Sights of Vienna
St. Stephen’s Cathedral of the 12th century, along with the Ferris wheel in the live camera, is also a symbol of the city and all of Austria. Inside the temple there are 3 organs, the largest of which has 10,000 organ pipes.
The Vienna Opera is one of the most outstanding theatres in the world and holds the record for the number of working days and performances. Every year, the traditional Viennese Ball is held at the Opera House.
Of the palaces in Vienna, where the live stream is conducted from, the Hofburg, one of the residences of the Habsburg imperial family, occupies an important place. Today it is the President’s Palace.
Another no less remarkable: Belvedere, is a complex of baroque palaces.
Schönbrunn is another residence of the Habsburgs. The largest palace ensemble in the Austrian Baroque style. It houses the city zoo – the most revered in Europe.
Undoubtedly, the Vienna City Hall is not the last place among the sights of the capital of Austria in the online camera. Also of interest is Judenplatz Square – the old Jewish quarter, famous for its medieval synagogue, museums and a memorial to Austrian Jews who died during the Holocaust.
One of the modern symbols of Vienna, where the webcam is located, is the residential Hundertwasser House (Hundertwasserhaus), designed by the Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1983-1986.
Museums in Vienna
There are more than 80 museums in the city shown in the live stream cam. It is convenient to see a few at once by taking a walk through the famous museum quarter of Vienna MQ, where you can find the Leopold Museum with a collection of Austrian art of the late 19th – early 21st centuries and contemporary art.
The Sigmund Freud Museum, located in the apartment where the philosopher lived and worked, is very popular among tourists.
The Vienna Street Art Gallery houses all the masterpieces of street art. Fans of classic art museums should visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
A rather ambiguous collection is gathered in the Fool’s Tower (Narrenturm). Thrill-seekers have a direct road to the Funeral Museum.
An extensive excursion program awaits guests in Vienna. So, it is interesting to take a sightseeing tour of the city, stop by the Vienna Woods, Baden, Helenental, the Cistercian Abbey of the Holy Cross, the Liechtenstein Castle, get acquainted with the Seegrotte underground lake. It is worth taking time for an excursion to the Wachau Valley and visiting Dürnstein Castle and the Benedictine Melk Abbey. Fans of natural beauties will enjoy a walk along the Danube from Melk to Dürnstein.
It is better to study urban geography from the Leopoldsberg hill.
The climate of Vienna, shown in the live cam, is temperate, subalpine. It gets hot in summer sometimes. Winter is mostly snowy and cold. The best time to travel to the capital of Austria is from April to the end of October. Weather forecast in Vienna for 7 days is available on our website online.
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