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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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Great zoo

This is a very people and animal friendly zoo. Even though we were there on a weekend and there were a lot of people, it didn't feel uncomfortable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Elmira, NY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 NEW

This is a very people and animal friendly zoo. Even though we were there on a weekend and there were a lot of people, it didn't feel uncomfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

As the name suggest. One of the finest zoo i have seen. Really worth visiting once. But lots of walking

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to spend the day with your kids. The animals seem to be well treated and they also have a lot of educational/environmental stands (WWF, GreenPeace). I really enjoyed my day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

The biggest zoo in Europe. You can find some kinds of animals, plants and bugs you didn't even know existed. To see them all, plan a 4 hour tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

Very clean and organized place. There are several attractions kids loved. Polar bear and panda and rain forest section are great. You can rent a cart to pull your kid when he gets tired. This is 2€ and you need to leave your ID. Nice playground for kids as well.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 NEW

Being within the grounds of the Schloss Schonbrunn, this is a good place to visit if you have children as there are many animals to see, kept in good conditions. Don't miss the feeding of the sea lions. Very entertaining. The elephants are a huge attraction, with the baby elephant being the star of the herd. However, the polar bear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 NEW

Super excellent - cannot give this a miss of you are an animal lover & / or if you are visiting with kids. Steep entry fee of EUR 16.5, but well worth it - mainly for the 2 Polar Bears and the 3 White Pandas !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely zoo. The animals look well looked after and happy. The pandas are a must too. I loved seeing the sea lions. Good price at €16 too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Zoo with our kids and they really enjoyed it. It is clean, well organized and the animals have a lot of space in their caves so it doesn't feel as bad having them captivated. Kids really loved it and I could recommend it to all family's with small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 NEW

We are so saturated with visual images from cyberspace that we do not experience the shock and wonder of the patrons from the last two centuries. I also experienced a certain melancholy at the life of many of the animals, especially the polar bears and big cats. Of course I am sure they are all lovingly cared for. Of course... 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.