Hochschaubahn

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Weiner Prater does represent a very large mix of rides from across the ages. It's home to some very modern thrill rides on the one hand, on the other it has some historical rides, including this one, one of the Worlds few remaining scenic railways.

Of all the scenic railways I've done (6 of the remaining 8) this is the most scenic. The whole ride is themed as a mountain range, which is also the home to some magical creatures, well a load of garden gnomes. The whole idea of using gnomes is one that could end up feeling cheap and tacky, but here it's pulled off with a fun charm.

There are two ways you could look at this ride. It could be seen as a disappointingly tame ride, but I prefer to think of it as the Worlds best kiddie coaster. There are no lap bars on this ride, and it never reaches a high enough level of speed to make it unsuitable for even someone not old enough to walk yet.

For kids it's a great ride, and a great introduction to the World of roller coasters. For adults it's not a ride of note in terms of thrills, but when you put together it's historical significance, and it's charm it still offers a fun experience, making it worth seeking out for a go.