Renaissance of the monumental in the 21st century

  • 150 years after a domed building was erected in the immediate vicinity for the 1873 World’s Fair, which became the landmark of the World’s Fair.
  • As part of the famous Vienna Prater, the PANORAMA VIENNA offers a unique combination of culture and entertainment.
  • The attraction is located in the immediate vicinity of public transportation and is within easy walking distance of Messe Wien, WU Vienna and the nearby hotels.
  • Construction of a panorama rotunda especially for the exhibitions in PANORAMA VIENNA directly at the Vienna Prater: height of the rotunda approx. 33 meters, outer diameter approx. 36 meters.
  • Stair tower with visitor levels at heights of six, twelve and fifteen meters.
  • GIANT CIRCULAR PICTURES are shown in the gigantic new building, the size and dimension of which can only be experienced by viewers on site in the PANORAMAROTUNDE.
  • The exhibition house combines history and art on many levels and is also an event and meeting place that offers a unique combination of culture, education and entertainment.



  • Presentation of an unprecedented exhibition form in the city of Vienna: the PANORAMA as modern painting.
  • The huge, walk-in circular paintings come to life thanks to the remarkable size of the exhibition space and give visitors the feeling of being right in the middle of the depicted scenery.
  • Art and culture enthusiasts can look forward to a changing program of historical city vedute, fascinating natural spaces and atmospheric moments of contemporary history.
  • The dimension of the point of view fully oriented towards the visitor (polyperspective) goes beyond the limits of the existing space and creates a unique illusionistic pictorial space: the visitor embarks on a journey into another world, which he can only experience in this place in the PANORAMA, overcoming the limits of time, space and perception.
  • The holistic experience appeals to all the senses and offers unforgettable experiences that cannot be found in a conventional exhibition.



  • PANORAMAMALERY goes back to the Irishman Robert Barker, who created the first circular picture in 1788 and coined the term PANORAMA.
  • In 1801, Barker opened the first PANORAMAROTUNDE on the European continent in the Vienna Prater.
  • The PANORAMA developed into the first mass medium in the 19th century.
  • At the end of the 19th century, PANORAMAMALING reached its peak.
  • Panoramic painters were artists, scientists and businessmen at the same time.
  • At that time, very few people were able to see paintings – apart from church paintings – or even travel to other places.
  • Around 1900, the historical art form PANORAMA was replaced – primarily by the expansion of the railroad network, photography and especially by the developing film and cinema culture.
  • There are only a few historical PANORAMES left in the world.
  • This fascination with PANORAMA PICTURES can once again be experienced in real life by visitors to the Vienna Prater at PANORAMA VIENNA.