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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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One of the nices zoos

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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!

Thank Edwina B
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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 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Zoo is rather large and the passenger ways are nice decorated and the routes are pleasant to walk trough. Especially the route through the wood and above "in the trees".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well in February we were surprised to find it open but the animals are still there in the cold! The zoo was large with a lot of different types of animals all looking in good condition with lots of information about animal welfare. Their main exhibition the Panda was a little sleepy but was great to see the lions, tigers,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been to zoos before where animals are kept in small and unsuitable spaces and exhibiting unnatural behaviours, I found that this zoo seemed to cater for the animals much better. There was a whole range of different animals and I suppose the star of the show had to be the giant pandas and the polar bears. There weren't as... More 

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Booked this excursion through Expedia (as this is who we booked the holiday through) and thought the whole place was amazing! Not only do you get to walk through the amazing gardens of the Schonnbrunn palace but you also have the experience of the zoo. The variety of animals was amazing and everyone was magnetised to the Giant panda exhibition!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Zoo of Vienna is a place we go on a regular basis, with or without the kids. It's not the biggest one but the oldest one. Excellent place to watch and relax, and next door of Schoenbrunn palace (10 min walking through the park). The pandas are obviously famous but my preferred area is the tropical greenhouse ;-) bars... 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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