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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Address: Vienna 1130, Austria
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+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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A piece of heaven on Earth

I visited the place with my brother and some friends of us. It was in the middle of September and the weather was really nice; with the sun shining. Thats the reason why we could... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the place with my brother and some friends of us. It was in the middle of September and the weather was really nice; with the sun shining. Thats the reason why we could enjoy it at the fullest. I really recommend to visit it when the weather is nice. Its perfect for family walks on holidays! Enjoy it... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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I heard about Vienna zoo that it is the best but I shocked it is not. I found Just two lions in the lions house one of them is sick and the other is very old also the same in tigers house, nothing highly attractive

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Vienna, Austria
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With a very small kid... Definitely Zoo us a very good choice, therefore yearly ticket and each time we stop for a capuccino or a lunch. Quite limited offer but qualitative ok. I recommend. Enjoy

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Ploiesti, Romania
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Schonbrunn zoo is one of the best attractions in Wien. We had an amazing time! Loved the lions and the pandas. So entertaining! 5* !

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The Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo is lovely however we did not have the opportunity to experience the whole Zoo. So why the low rating you may ask? Well the Zoo is advertised as closing at 4.30pm with some attractions closing early (namely the bird house, etc), unfortunately we discovered that everything closed at 3.30pm. We had been told by the pleasant... More 

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Best zoo I've ever been to. Stayed nearly all day and could hardly tear ourselves away from watching the polar bears playing. Animals generally looked well and happy. There were so many amazing animals many I'd never seen before in a great setting. Messed up our plans for the rest of our day as we couldn't bear to leave!!

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From panda bears, koala bears to polar bears ... tigers , rainforests and a whole lot more this is a very family friendly tourist attraction. A must see especially when travelling with children . The grounds of the adjacent gardens are lovely. A full day should be allocated to Schonbrunn palace and zoo if you want to see it properly... More 

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A great, if somewhat tiring experience. There's plenty to walk and see, even if you don't account for the walk through Schoenbrunn Palace grounds to get there. I was hoping to see polar bears (my favorite animal), as I've never seen them outside of some sort of screen before. I was not disappointed. One of the polar bears practically gave... More 

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Realy enjoyed setting walking through schoenbrunn gardens to get there.What a added bonus. The sun was out and everthing was covered in snow oh so magical. Never got to see polar bears they obviously had better things to do. Pandas were playing and i could of stayed and watched them. Had lunch in the center and whow what a setting... More 

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The Schöonbroon zoo was probably the best one I had ever visited. The animals seem well cared for and they have enough space. There are certain attractions such as the rainforest room, where you'll feel as if you were in a jungle - every day there's artificial rain to make animals fell like in their natural habitat. You can also... More 

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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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