Moscow Sun is a new ferris wheel at VDNH, the largest in Europe. It opened for visitors on September 10, 2022.
Overview of the Ferris Wheel
The ferris wheel “Moscow Sun” is the highest in Europe — its height is 140 meters. This corresponds to the size of a skyscraper with 45-46 floors.
The Moscow Sun is the fifth tallest ferris wheel in the world:
|#||Height||Where is located|
|1.||250 m.||Ain Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|2.||167 m.||High Roller, Las-Vegas, USA|
|3.||165 m.||Singapore Flyer, Singapore|
|4.||160 m.||Star of Nanchang, Nanchang, Cnina|
|5.||140 m.||Moscow Sun, Russia|
From the cabins of the highest observation wheel in Moscow you can see 50 kilometers if the weather is good. During the ride you can see the VDNH, skyscrapers of the Moscow City District, the Kremlin Spasskaya Tower, the Bolshoi Theatre building, the White House, Stalin’s high-rise buildings and other sights of the capital — in total over 30 famous places.
The new ferris wheel was built to replace the old one, dismantled in 2016 (named the “850th anniversary of Moscow”, 73 meters high). The old wheel was located near the main entrance of VDNH, but because of the scale of the construction the new wheel cannot be built on the same place, so it was moved to the southern entrance.
The wheel is set in motion 14 electric motors, 200 kilowatts each.
Interesting fact: Moscow Ferris wheel is the same design as the Orlando Eye in Florida, USA. But the American attraction is smaller, its height is 122 meters.
Moscow Sun ferris wheel will be open all year round, except for days with temperatures below -10°C or wind gusts over 15 m/s.
The Ferris wheel “Moscow Sun” is equipped with 30 indoor cabins with a capacity of up to 15 people and an area of 10 square meters. Every sixth cabin has a glass floor. Inside the cabins there are wi-fi, heating and air conditioning systems, lighting, audio guide, information screens.
Each cabin weighs about 4.3 tons. The temperature inside is kept at 22°C degrees.
It is possible to rent a whole cabin and hold your event there. The price is 24900 rubles (~ €406) for a standart cabin and 29900 rubles (~ €487) for a cabin with transparent floor. There are 10 standard packages — birthday, bachelor / bachelorette party, romantic date, photo shoot, etc.
On request you can rent a cabin for any individual event — corporate parties, master classes, etc. Everything will be organized according to the customer’s wishes.
Price of tickets for the Moscow Ferris wheel in 2023 (in rubles):
|Cabin with transparent floor||2300||2300|
|Family (2 adults + 2 children)||4900||4900|
|Cabin rental (transparent floor)||29900||29900|
Children under three years old can go for free.
Tickets can be purchased on the official website or at the ticket office of the attraction.
Detailed information about the cost and the purchasing process: How to buy a ticket to the Ferris wheel →.
Working hours of the Ferris wheel in Moscow:
- Monday — Thursday: from 11:00 to 22:00
- Friday: from 11:00 to 23:00
- Saturday: from 10:00 to 23:00
- Sunday: from 10:00 to 22:00
Exceptions: days with temperatures below -10°C (about 15 days per year) or wind gusts over 15 m/s.
The ferris wheel “Moscow Sun” is located at: 2 Ostankinskaya Street, 3. From the metro station “VDNH” you can walk on foot in 10 minutes.
The entrances to the Ferris wheel are located near the south entrance and the main alley of VDNH.
A detailed guide: How to get to the Ferris wheel in Moscow →
What to see near
Moscow Ferris wheel is located on the border of VDNH, you can walk to the exhibition in a few minutes. There are many pavilions at VDNH, you can visit those that seem interesting or just walk around the park.
Two kilometers from the “Moscow Sun” is the Ostankino TV Tower, the tallest building in Europe and the 15th tallest in the world. The height of the tower is 540 meters, 400 meters higher than the ferris wheel.
The Ostankino TV Tower has an observation deck and several viewing restaurants.
Visitors with children will find it interesting to go to the oceanarium “Moskvarium” at VDNH, where there are more than 12,000 sea and freshwater inhabitants. Ticket prices for children start from 750 rubles, for adults — from 1100 rubles.
The nearest subway is "VNDH", you can walk from it in 10-15 minutes. Also you can get to the wheel by bus, streetcar and monorail. The route and nearest stops of public transport can be found on the page How to get to Moscow Ferris Wheel →.
Ticket prices and all available fares can be found on the Tickets → page.
During the ride there can be no more than one stroller in the cabin. The stroller must be secured with brakes.