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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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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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This ZOO is really worth a visit. It offers a lot compared to other ZOOs. And if you are in this stuff than dont miss it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This ZOO is really worth a visit. It offers a lot compared to other ZOOs. And if you are in this stuff than dont miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great to go with kids, my daughter loved it.... The zoo has a lot of diferent animals, a lot of space, very clean and organized

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Overall, it looks like the staff have done a lot of work to make the zoo function appropriately- trees and plants in abundance, ponds ("big" or small depending on the animal) etc. just like in other zoos. My brother wanted to visit the zoo so we all went. I was getting excited looking at all these animals (being an animal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This zoo is very conveniently placed within the Schoenbrunn gardens. So if you're visiting the palace you might want to take the zoo detour to the Gloriette (the building on top of the hill, looking over the palace). To me, it was worth it, as I hadn't seen pandas or polar bears before - so that was nice. The big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we were on a tight time schedule and could only see 2/3 of the animals but what we did see was stunning and we will make the trip back to Vienna in fact just for the zoo. The oldest zoo in the world has world class enclosures for happy animals where you can get closer than many other zoos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

wonderful use of old inhumane cages worked into a modern zoo with top of the range enclosures. Make sure to try the free flight bat house!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very small, half of the animals are not seen in cages. If they didnt have pandas, I would stay dissapointed. I've heard Vienna Zoo was called the best in Europe. It's false. It's nothing in comparison with the zoo in Prague! If you were in Prague zoo, dont waste your money in Vienna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Schönbrunn is one of the world's best zoos.Nice place, filled with animals from all over the world. The Schonbrunn gardens and palace also great I recommend tourists to visit this amazing zoo in Vienna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Quite interesting for a family, but quite a lot of renovation works nowadays. Therefore it's not as interesting as it should be, unfortunately.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's the oldest zoo in the world and it's beautifully kept but I guess I wanted to see way more animals. There's a little open air train you can take to take you around but then you walk back down and see all the animal exhibits but there aren't that many animals. I can say I've been to the oldest... 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 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.