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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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A place, you have to visit, if you like nature.

It´s a beatiful place, big area. Nicley maintained. I went there with the underground, few minutes walk, worth it! Vienna=Schoenbrunn

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

It´s a beatiful place, big area. Nicley maintained. I went there with the underground, few minutes walk, worth it! Vienna=Schoenbrunn

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Its got a great collection of animals no question as there is a lot to get through (it can easily be a day) but of course with February weather there is a bit less to see/do, the Polar bear being a nice exception. The bat section is horrible which clearly children love! A walk around the woods to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This zoo is like no other. The animals are in spacious surroundings and well looked after. The setting is superb and it is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This collection of animals is astounding. The zoos seems to have every living creature and - much to my children's delight - pandas. Go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had already seen most places in Vienna and visited the Schoenbrunn palace last. Since we had the whole day we decided to visit the Zoo as there is an entrance in the palace gardens. There are plenty of animals to see from polar bears to crocodiles and the place is a lot bigger than I expected it to be.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Had no intention of visiting the zoo when we went to Schoebrunn palace, but had never seen panda's before so our kids drew us in. This is a high quality city zoo with a wide range of animals. It is well laid out and clearly continues to update an improve facilities. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Lovely Zoo within the Palace grounds. Nice to see Polar Bears and Panda's in Europe also! Entry is not expensive and the zoo is not too large so can be slotted in when visiting the palace itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We visited the zoo after touring the palace and watching the apple strudel demonstration. The zoo is very good. The animals seem well taken care of. In the tropical house the large bats fly freely, but since it was daytime they were pretty sedate hanging from the ceiling. The children loved watching the pandas eating the bamboo and we were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

A zoo, with some animals, can't help thinking that these would be better off in the wild (unfortunately, not always possible) - not sure if this can ever be an enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

What is spectacular about this zoo is it's size. It's quite small. But the organizers/designers have taken the squeeze and turned it into an family-friendly asset. Everywhere you turn, you see something spectacular. There are no mile-long hikes from one exhibit to another. It's a charming, clean, very well kept city zoo that is VERY worth a visit.

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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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