|Statue of Johann Strauss II in Vienna's Stadtpark|
|Some of my companions approach the Reisenrad|
The gondolas are big and hold at least twelve people who are permitted to walk around the car to see the views on each side. The ride moves slowly, so although you get only one rotation, you have plenty of time at the top to gaze down on the city.
|From the top of the Reisenrad: that's a wax museum over there.|
Some of the gondolas are outfitted with dining apparatus, at least one formal and one informal, and for an extra cost riders can enjoy a multi-course meal. Each course is delivered when the gondola reaches the bottom point.
|Views of the Riesenrad|
|Vienna view from the Riesenrad|
|The Vienna Opera at night|
|The original Sacher Torte at the Sacher Hotel|
|Johann Strauss II's apartment is up there|