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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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We enjoyed our walk round - even when it was cold

Really lovely zoo - I was a bit put off by some of the reviews , but Im glad we went. They have a good variety of animals and well laid out. As it is such an old zoo some of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really lovely zoo - I was a bit put off by some of the reviews , but Im glad we went. They have a good variety of animals and well laid out. As it is such an old zoo some of the enclosures do seem small for the size of animal - i enjoyed watching the polar bears however felt... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the zoo alongside the Desert House and Palm House within the palace gardens. We had a marvellous day, and it was a joy to see so many different animals in decent sized habitats. Despite it being a grey, February day, all the animals were in view, and it is great to see that they are continuing to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a must see! If you are visiting Vienna i suggest you go see the oldest zoo of the world. here you can see lions, monkeys, wolves, zebras, and even penguins. try to be at the seal pool during feeding time

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A great experience and very interesting since u can get very near to animals which is not very common Only problem was only two food stands were open in the whole Zoo meaning less choice, longer lines and lots of walking to come back to entrance in order to buy food ( from other end of the zoo) might be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming from Namibia it was especially sad for me to see the lions in a cold, icy and rainy Vienna, so far away from their real habitat! The elephants sanctuary was so smelly that I just turned around and walk out. Local people may thought that that is the case near elephants. I know that that a zoo may be... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While it's always controversial to keep animals as attractions, the Vienna Zoo really tries to give the animals space and very nice homes. They are constantly expanding and just moved the big apes to a much nicer space for them. Embedded in the imperial garden of palace Schoenbrunn the are itself is worth visiting and many of the buildings of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large amount of animals in the old royal zoo. Set in beautifully cared for parkland. We saw everything except sleepy polar bears and panda babies as they were tiny. Indoor rainforest excellent just read the signs for when the rain starts. Incredible value for money compared to UK. Slightly limited disabled access due to age and landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A delightful experience, easy to get around and beautiful circular design. Animals well cared for, Pandas a real delight. A meal in the central cafe is a must. Best zoo cafe in the world!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is so Nice to see the animals are Well treated - and in good shape. The beautyfull panda - the sweet koala - the dangerous lions - and all others. Funny to walk amongst the flying bats in the Dark. Never tried that before. Go there and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo after wandering around the gardens of the schonbrunn palace and for such a small space it is excellent. Our trip was made even better as they also currently have 6-month old twin giant pandas who are being looked after by their mother. All the animals were active and seemed happy especially the polar bears! Well worth... 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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