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Wiener Riesenrad
also called Riesenrad

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  1. a Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of Austria's capital Vienna

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    created by user picturealex on January 26, 2009
  2. German for "Vienna giant wheel"

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 26, 2009
  3. one of the earliest Ferris wheels, erected in 1897 to celebrate Emperor Franz Josef I's golden Jubilee

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 26, 2009
  4. The designer was an Englishman, Walter Bassett, which explains why the wheel's diameter is a round number in Imperial units - 200 feet (approximately 61 m)

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 26, 2009
  5. now one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions, and symbolises the district as well as the city for many people

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 26, 2009
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