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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

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Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
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09:00 - 18:00
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Thu 09:00 - 21:00
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its amazing what has been made from this old wartime lookout post,10 floors of exotic fish,monkeys,sharks......the terrace on the 8th floor gives a great view over vienna and the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
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Gelterfingen, Switzerland
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Gelterfingen, Switzerland
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

its amazing what has been made from this old wartime lookout post,10 floors of exotic fish,monkeys,sharks......the terrace on the 8th floor gives a great view over vienna and the cafe on the 10th gives an even better one

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Bucharest, Romania
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

It was an absolutely great surprise this place, in the heart of Vienna. Children adored all the time we spent there. They liked all: the animals, tanks of fish, insects, everything. Having the Vienna Card, we got as a present a video CD about this place, very interesting to view after visit. The terrace on top, at the 12th floor,... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Expensive and small. It was unfortunately a big disappointment for us.. It has only 1 elevator and crowded. Couldn't see a thing :( But the view from the top of the building is great. We liked the aquarium of the sharks.

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Thank FanniS88
Turku, Finland
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Interesting place for everyone. Sealife was easily accessable and well placed. But moving with child prams was a bit difficult because only one elevator which was always grouded...

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Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

we spent 1.5 hours in our first visit with children and it was not enough,next time we walked thrue all etaghes(levels) 3 hours and were very happy with it. little to warm in tropic level.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really, really busy! There are 11 floors, I would advise starting at the top and working your way down and then you might not get stuck with all the crowds. It is really interesting and does have loads to look at but just too busy when we went

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Given its origin it has been very well thought out. the collection of various creatures was good and they were clean and well cared for. Close to a U - Bahn stop. If you get the chance visit.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The panda there are so friendly and cute. They let you pet them and feed them and tell them bed time stories. Unreal experience.

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1 Thank Gareth R
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite thing I did while in Vienna, and the best aquarium I've been to. And it's so more than just an aquarium. The tanks are so clean and beautiful. Definitely worth a visit :)

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Jerusalem
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

You get to this building and you know that you are going to see an aquarium, but what an enjoyable experience! It is full of surprises, greenhouses, birds, small animals, and the views from the terraces! Even the trip in the glass elevator just to cross the aquarium with it! You may feel like a child and for sure you... More 

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Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the centre. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theatre decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.
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