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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Address: Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 87792940
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Surely one of top 10 zoo's worldwide

A great way of spending the day with children in Vienna. It is the oldest zoo worldwide and part of the hugh Schönbrunn park in front of the Schönbrunn palace. Our children... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way of spending the day with children in Vienna. It is the oldest zoo worldwide and part of the hugh Schönbrunn park in front of the Schönbrunn palace. Our children enjoyed the 3-4 hours stay at the zoo and we would probably visit again if we travel to Vienna with the family.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the grounds of the Palace, this zoo is one of the best i have been too, we spent 4 hours here in an afternoon (combined with a palace visit) and still didn't fit it all in. Prices to get in are reasonable compared to London zoo etc. Again Vienna passes cover our entrance here and you get to queue... More 

Thank RayRay1988
Grieskirchen, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

when travelling with toddlers, this is a great place to visit in Summer. Parking is a bit away and can be a tad tricky if full; bring a stroller as its quite big but the little stones might make it hard to push it.....it's very popular - so very busy; but all in all, it's a lovely day out with... More 

Thank Sam7506
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and daughter bought a combined ticket to the zoo and palace. Neither of them disappointed! The zoo was a fun visit and we both had a great time seeing all the animals . We especially liked the orangutans. However the coffee shop we used wasn't very good and the waitress wasn't very helpful either. You may be better taking... More 

Thank Luclevie
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, it's old, reasonable big for animals and people. But I can't say it's really "best zoo I ever visited", sorry dear Vienna! The best zoo for me was in Barcelona, Spain. Zoo in Vienna is very nice, just not super nice :) Very good for children, many animals to see, nice territory. Very nice part with birds, north pavilion,... More 

Thank Ksenia B
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the Zoo is beautiful for many reasons, first the location and the beautiful buildings in the Schönbrunn Schloss Park. Second the very modern and large areas for animals are established in a way that you can walk around them. it feels that they are in the center and the visitors are guests. There is lots of attractions for kids aside... More 

Thank brigitte946
Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Schoenbrunn is a great place. You can reach the place with underground U4, exit Hietzing. Some of the great animals are Pandas, the tigers and many other beautiful animals. The rear area of the zoo is very steep and wheelchairs and strollers do experience some problems.

Thank JohannR495
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

after spending some time at the Schoenbrunn palace and gardens, we got inside the zoo. we spent only a few hours.great activity for 4-5 hours if you got.

Thank Fozgirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the zoo last week - we didn't have time on our last visit to Vienna. It's a lovely zoo with a great variety of animals which appeared to be well looked after. Particularly loved the pandas and orangutans - surprised how little they were given for lunch though - just a handful of seeds. I found it very... More 

Thank Wadgie
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant zoo with every animal you can think of. The enclosures were natural and the animals seemed content. The grounds were clean and it is reasonably priced when combined with a ticket to the palace.

Thank Kate P

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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.