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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Address: Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 87792940
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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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Lovely Zoo - They have pandas!!

Great zoo! So many species to see and in beautiful surroundings. We went out of season so was very quiet which is great for getting a good view. Food is lovely too. The schnitzel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great zoo! So many species to see and in beautiful surroundings. We went out of season so was very quiet which is great for getting a good view. Food is lovely too. The schnitzel in the pavilion cafe was great value with lovely service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

World's oldest zoo is still the nicest place if you like zoos in general. The giraff-house was under construction, and we didn't see the hippo or the ice-bear, but otherwise there was quite much to see. Remember to purchase the tickest on line, you'll get a little discount and get in showing the toll your ticket on your mobile. Have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to visit this zoo, despite having visited many zoos previously, this is the worlds oldest zoo and also is home to some animals i had never seen in real life before, such as polar bears, koalas and giant pandas. It was a very warm and dry day when i visited, i did get a little lost in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I thought this zoo was just okay. I've made a habit of visiting zoos in different cities & this was not at the top of my list. If I hadn't been to better zoo's maybe this would be a different story. On the plus side it's very big, with a large number of species. Also, I went to the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is very beautiful and has a huge variety of animals I think it's especially nice for families with children since there are also playing areas and nice cafes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Despite it pouring with rain we loved the zoo, the oldest zoo in the Europe it the literature is correct. It has a wonderful feel and the enclosures are beautifully designed. It has a delightful wooded area and loads of walking paths and an amazing indoor rain forrest. Definitely worth making your way there, the only criticism and it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Panda and Polar Bears will make your day!! Every species you can imagine; great walking trails; good for all ages best Zoo in the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I normally am hesitant about going to the zoo because I hate to see animals in captivity, but because it was the oldest zoo, I decided to check it out. The zoo is amazing. Its beautiful and I saw animals that I had never seen before. With the exception of the deers and the elephants, the rest of the animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It worked out cheaper to visit Sini-Austrian pandas than the Gaelic ones in Edinburgh. Lovely zoo. Animals looked well and enclosures have been cleverly constructed to enable you to view many of them without looking through glass. I really enjoyed the restaurant over looking the enclosures. Hot day so the lemon radler worked its magic. Child friendly and a popular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest zoo in the world - and the most modern. It is really a great experience, many different animals and cosy area. Each area for the animals are build so thee are many possibilities to see them if they are inside or outside. And it really seems like good surroundings for the animals. We were here on... More 

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Staying in Hietzing

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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 neighborhood. 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.