Celebrating my little sister’s first day at school helped me discover this place again. And being there, I got really amazed by the fact that this place hasn’t changed a bit – as much as I can tell by my childhood memories.
Sure, thinking about a Viennese funfair, you’ll first think of Vienna’s Wurstelprater, seducing you with our famous (moving in slow motion) Riesenrad and a dozen of fast rollercoasters, excitement guaranteed – but – if you’re in search of a decent, small and calm old style funfair reminding you and your family of the time before funfairs turned into places overwhelming you with thousands of blinking lights, techno music and never-ending queues for attractions, this is the place to go.
Some of the attractions are over 30 years old, run already in second or even third generation. The things you can do and enjoy there are mostly not to be considered as mind-wrecking adrenalin boosters. Anyway, the funfairs’ good-old-time activities succeed in giving you a slight butterflies-in-your-tummy dazzle. Also the surroundings of the amusement park are worth exploring, especially in spring , summer and autumn, when it’s nice to go for a walk on Vienna’s Laaer Berg enjoying a nice view over one of the town’s outer green zones.
Almost forgot – another detail I discovered strolling around there for a while is an old Viennese Cable car, turned into a small candy shop; lovely!