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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Address: Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 87792940
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Zoo Vienna, the oldest existing zoo in the world founded in 1752....

Zoo Vienna, the oldest existing zoo in the world founded in 1752. Schonbrunn Zoo was voted Europe's best in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Schonbrunn Zoo is the perfect place for a journey into the fascinating world of the animal kingdom. Open year round, it combines the highlights of the natural world with an unparalleled history as the world's oldest and Europe's best zoo. It is part of Schonbrunn as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed site and home to more than 700 species of animals. Marvel at the Giant pandas, tigers, orangutans, koalas and elephants, immerse yourself in the magic of the Amazon and feel the heat of a tropical rainforest in the heart of Europe. Moderated feeding sessions, guided tours and a trip aboard the panorama train turn a trip to the zoo into an unforgettable experience.

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Large zoo, that is well maintained. Many of the enclosures have glass panels rather than bars for easy viewing. A zoo that looks like it has been invested in and is being... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Large zoo, that is well maintained. Many of the enclosures have glass panels rather than bars for easy viewing. A zoo that looks like it has been invested in and is being developed. We visited midweek in december and it was quite busy. Found people to be rude, pushing past or infront of me when i was standing watching the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was November when we visited and there were few visitors so we had plenty of opportunity to see the animals up close and to take pictures without getting in anyone else's way. The only downside may be that going at this time of year not all the catering outlets are open but this was not a problem for us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent the day here with my partner and spent five hours walking around taking it all in. Really enjoyed ourselves and could see a lot of people doing the same even though it was a cold day! The zoo's cafe is superb and certainly worth a visit if not for the great service but for the architecture of the place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Zoo is not the world's best but has some interesting attractions such as the Panda Bears, Polar Bears and Hippos. Perhaps the best aspect of this Zoo is how close you can get to the animals. Allow at least half a day to see all the animals properly. Lovely restaurant in the middle of the zoo also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Webt with my 2y old son and enjoyed athe day through the animal spaces. He specificallt enjoyed the troller that we rent there (2€ per day). Would recoment for all types of wheather and age groups.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo is kinda small, but it has pandas, koalas and arctic wolfs, rare animals to see in a zoo. The enclosures are small and only a few are open for public to enter and interact with the animals (the parrots enclosure, sloths enclosure and some other birds enclosures). There are no animal food vending machines which are great for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were all spell bound by the range range of animals, the generous enclosures given this is a city zoo and the wonderful architecture. We eat lunch in the restaurant, the food was reasonably priced and freshly made using fresh ingredients. We had assumed half a day would have been sufficient however we could have easily spent a very long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice zoo, next to palace. Open plan with a lot of animals. I like most the bear! Move easily with a baby's stroller.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oldest zoo in the world, although clearly they have spent plenty of money to keep it going with new enclosures everywhere. The range of animals on show is fantastic, and they all seem to be well catered for (having nice warm enclosures in a very cold December visit!). The polar bears and penguins didn't seem to mind the weather however.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely day out with lots of animals to see. Polar Bears, Pandas, Lions, Tigers and Hippos to name a few. We got a combination ticket with the schobrunn palace.

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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