From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

Julie Andrews in Vienna

As part of From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016, host Julie Andrews visits the Lusthaus cafe in Vienna’s Prater park and explains the history of one of Vienna’s most popular attractions.

The Prater grounds were once the hunting grounds of the Habsburg royalty before Emperor Joseph II opened it to the public in 1766. Today the Prater is also home to an amusement park that includes the famous Ferris Wheel built in 1897.