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Wiener Riesenrad - 'Giant Wheel'

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The Riesenrad was one of the earliest big wheels. It was built in 1897 to celebrate Emperor Franz Josef I's golden Jubilee,
A permit for its demolition was issued in 1916 but didn't go ahead due to a lack of funds. It was damaged during WWII and rebuilt with 15 gondolas.

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7th May 2012 by Karen Davies

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History, Leisure and Tourism

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Vienna Austria

Keywords:
Wiener Riesenrad Austria Vienna big wheel

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