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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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Europe's oldest zoo

The zoo is quite large with many excellent exhibits. It was built on part of Empress Maria Teresa's summer palace. The restaurant is in the building where she had breakfast during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Polcenigo, Italy

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo is quite large with many excellent exhibits. It was built on part of Empress Maria Teresa's summer palace. The restaurant is in the building where she had breakfast during the summer. (Really great food!) There are pretty much all of the animals you can imagine from penguins (4 different types) to koala bears and pandas. It's a lot... More 

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spend around 4 hours in the zoo and it was lovely. The weather was not that nice but the plenty houses such as Tropical-, Bird-, Aquarium-houses it is still very comfortable to explore the entire park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day here today. There were lots of lovely animals to see. None looked too unhappy and they all had lovely spacious enclosures. You could get wonderful views of the animals too! The park around the Zoo is beautiful as well! We also had a delicious pumpkin soup in the restaurant by the orangutans! Well worth a... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even before having a child, I loved visiting zoos. This was my first visit to a zoo in Europe and only the second zoo I've visited with my young son and it is one of the nicest zoos I have been to. The reviews I read before going seemed mixed and given the entry fee, I was unsure whether it... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the greates zoo I've visited so far. Lot's of great animals and the environment around each of them is great!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Apart from all interesting thins inside Schoenbrunn palace, the Zoo is very worth visiting, especially because of pandas!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This zoo is great, you pretty much get a 360 view of exhibits (you can walk behind and in front.) you can also see the animals up close!

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe that; koalas, spectacle bears, polar bears and pandas are all in the same place! Fantastic polar bear exhibit. All enclosures were large, with information on how all of the animals are stimulated with activities. The tickets are around 16€ - extremely good value for money!

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Bolton England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to pretend I like zoos. It was ok. The animals looked mostly contented apart from the birds of prey but they always look a bit pissed off anyway. The pandas were ignorant. The sloths were asleep.

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Killeen, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When strolling the grounds of Schoenbrunn this is a nice diversion. Not fond of zoos in general but understand the good they can do. Just a nice break to see the animals before heading back to walking the wonderful Gardens of the Palace.

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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.