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Vienna, Austria: Riesenrad in the Prater: April 2009


Vienna’s iconic Riesenrad (giant Ferris wheel) is the central attraction in amusement park in the Prater, a large public park in the Second District. My favorite mention of the Prater is in Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier, in which the Marschallin tells her young lover Octavian that he may ride alongside her carriage in the […]