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Location type: Landmark
Location address: Österreich, Wien, Wien
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The Wiener Riesenrad (German for “Viennese giant wheel”), or Riesenrad, is a 64.75-metre (212 ft) tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of Austria’s capital Vienna. It is one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions, and symbolises the district as well as the city for many people. Constructed in 1897, it was the world’s tallest extant Ferris wheel from 1920 until 1985.

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The Riesenrad was a famous filmlocation for The Third Man: here was Harry Lime’s “cuckoo clock” speech on the ferris wheel.

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