A Walk on the Wild Side – The Vienna Prater

1 x 52 min

For 250 years the Prater has been home to Vienna’s legendary pleasure gardens, ever since Emperor Joseph II opened it to the people: 600 hectares of fun, shows, indulgence — and countryside in the city. Centuries before, these were royal hunting grounds: pastureland and woods beside the Danube. The Prater is where fantasies of every kind become reality, from the giant panoramas of the 19th century to the giant wheel immortalized in The Third Man. Yet, magically, it has never lost touch with its origins. Where once brown bears were pursued, deer, foxes, hares, pheasants, badgers and beavers still roam, with a host of smaller but no less fascinating animals like black woodpeckers, red admirals and aesculapean snakes – in this unique kaleidoscope of nature and city.

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