Even though Halloween is not an Austrian holiday, its popularity is growing every year. There are dozens of exciting and scary parties that you can find in the city. Vienna has plenty of spooky legends and characters of its own, and Austrians love to dress up for fun, so don't be surprised if you meet crowds of zombies and vampires in Vienna's party areas and clubs.
One of the best places to celebrate Halloween is Vienna's oldest and most favourite amusement park Prater located in Leopoldstadt, the city's 2nd district. Every year on October 31st, zombies, mummies, vampires and other creepy creatures take over the park. Visitors can hear some scary legends from professional storytellers, try on some seriously frightening make-up, take part in the Halloween-parade, and watch the Burning Calafati Fire Show.
Vienna's biggest Halloween party attracts hundreds of witches, living dead, vampires and ghouls—all visitors can enjoy free admission. A giant Ferris wheel will give you a perfect view of the park decorated for Halloween. The ride lasts around 10-15 minutes. At about 3 p.m. there is a zombie walk, followed by The Halloween Parade with colourful floats and costumes at 6 p.m. The best-dressed guests will get special prizes. Halloween at Prater is a perfect scary and fun experience for locals and tourists alike.