Day 5 of the Vienna Holiday
After viewing the history of the wheel, there was only one thing for it, go and see the thing itself. It was still pretty early, so the only people in front of us were a group of (presumably) German tourists, much older than ourselves. They all appeared from the same group, as they all appeared to know each other.
I can give you some technical details about the wheel. It was built in 1897, with a total height of 64.75 metres, and weighs 430 tonnes, or at least the iron does anyway. Yeah, I didn't remember that. I just brought the free pamphlet back with me.
The ride is best described with photos, as even I am struggling to describe a wheel turning for several minutes.
Of course, there was the obligatory exit through the sodding gift shop.