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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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Animals of the wilderness

Usually I don't like zoos too much as I love animals in the wilderness, but I must admit that it was pleasant to visit Schönbrunn Zoo of Vienna founded in 1752 and regarded as the... read more

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Usually I don't like zoos too much as I love animals in the wilderness, but I must admit that it was pleasant to visit Schönbrunn Zoo of Vienna founded in 1752 and regarded as the oldest and greatest zoo in the world. I was there with a cousin in Austrian winter, and as there were not many people present, we... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to see, although quite a lot of maintenance work going on at the moment. Most of the zoo is accessible to child buggies.

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The zoo is located in the Shönbrunn palace, and among all the things there are to do here, the zoo was a highlight in the visit. They have nice habitats for the animals, the place is easy to visit and they have many animals worth visiting (giant pandas, red pandas, tigers, elephants (baby included), orangutans and penguins! We has a... More 

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We went to the Zoo just because of Panda... and it was worth it, they were in good mood and making fun for us 😂😂😂

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice spacious zoo, full of all kind of animals/ reptiles/ birds. You will love it. The only missing animal was the giraffe due to some maintenance in its place. Nice greenery and sights. Very nice small park for kids. Take your camera and start your trip :)

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We went here mainly because I was desperate to see my favourite animals the Pandas, which I have to say were well worth the wait. They are so playful and cute they were only a 7 months old when we saw them and their mother and are adorable. The rest of the zoo and animals is clean and well kept... More 

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We visited the zoo (at the rear of schoenbrunn palace) not expecting too much more than zoos here but it was so modern and relaxing to walk around. We read that people on average spend 2.5hrs hear we spent all day. The main attractions here have to be the pandas (mother gave birth to twins last summer and dad died☹)... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on Easter Sunday and couldn't believe how quiet the zoo was, no queues at all. This is apparently one of the worlds oldest zoos, thoughtfully laid out - we couldn't believe how close you can get to the animals particularly the hippos!. Fantastic to see the giant pandas. Lots of places to snack and all reasonably priced. The... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful! Had an absolutely lovely time. The animals looked happy and well taken care of. The restaurant on the grounds was lovely and in such a beautiful venue. Accessible for people with motor issues and ample places to sit through-out the zoo. The gardens you go through to get there is beautiful as well but we didn't visit the grounds... More 

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We were there on a chilly rainy april morning and did very well. Obviously some of the animals were hiding bit that's always the case with zoos. Generally speaking the animals looked well cared for... felt a bit sorry for the hippos, though.

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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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