Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector
  • Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector

Wurstelprater In October - Marc Fischer/Public Collector

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Public Collectors publication #81 takes a trip to an amusement park in Vienna just days before many of the attractions closed for the season.

Founded in 1766, the Prater includes a massive amusement park (Wurstelprater) filled with dozens of garish rides, an enormous Ferris wheel, tests of strength and skill, bizarre sculptures and gnarly ride facades covering every surface, and a variety of restaurants and other delights. You don’t have to pay to get in—there’s just a fee for whatever rides and games you want to enjoy. You can walk through the park any time, including before it opens. At night it’s a whole other reality with dazzling lights, pounding music, and rides whipping bodies in every direction, testing any visitor’s ability to hold in their wurst. As one YouTube video-maker commented, the Prater “feels like a carnival on steroids.”

These photos were taken in the third week of October, just days before most of the rides would shut down for the season. The Wurstelprater is a fully immersive experience that could never be fully documented in all of its countless details.