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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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Nice zoo with an old and newer part, good to combine with Schönbrunn palace, Tiroler house on top is nice place to go

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Nice zoo with an old and newer part, good to combine with Schönbrunn palace, Tiroler house on top is nice place to go

Thank Saskia K
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Went to the zoo with low expectations. Visited the zoo close to 30 years ago, was at that time not very nice. What a difference now - great zoo, the best I have seen so far, with seemingly good space for animals, very nice buildings and great environment.

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Beautiful zoo tickets are too expensive though. You can see many rare animals and birds, including the panda of course. Better to visit in the morning when it's still cool because it won't be nice to explore the big area during noon when it's too hot. Make sure you also have a look at the beautiful plants and flowers; very... More 

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I went on my own as hubby was at a conference. It is an easy walk around the whole zoo. I loved the polar bears as you had a great view of them swimming and climbing​ on the rocks. The penguins were also fantastic.They were swimming and you could get up so close to them. Giraffes,thinks,goats with a couple of... More 

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Extremely expensive to enter and also purchase food/drinks. Beautiful zoo though, with lovely views. Definitely something to experience, I am not one for zoo's but it is one of the better ones I have experienced.

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This impressive zoo is distinguished by it's great setting, On the grounds of Schonbrunn Palace, less than a mile from Gloriette, in the midst of fabulous sculpted trees and flowers and an arboretum-like setting is the zoo. It was built for the queen's entertainment even though her Gloriette was never finished. The animals are secondary to this great setting, but... More 

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This is a great zoo. Fairly crowded at times but still a fantastic day out. It's the oldest zoo in the world and the gardens and architecture reflects it. They have many uncommon animals in Polar Bears, Giant Turtles, and Pandas. The viewing of animals was fanstatic as were the habitats. We even witnessed the giant turtles mating which we... More 

Thank Brian J
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Always wary about zoos but this one seemed fine.all the animals had plenty of room and outside space,there is lots to see including pandas,which was a bit of a let down as they were asleep up a tree but we did get to see the .its nicely laid out with different levels and lots of greenery.great cafe with good service... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure if it was because it was quite warm, but there were hardly any animals on view and the ones we did see were asleep.

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ZooVienna, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It can always happen that some of our animals are not to be seen, because it is important for them to have the possibility to withdraw from public areas. Sorry for your negative experience! More 

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We love panda-bears! They are so cute:o) And it was the reason, why we came to the Vienna-zoo. And I like the empress Elisabeth. And we had a tasty lunch in the hunting summer-house of Elisabeth and Franz Josef:o) You MUST visit this zoo!

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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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