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Address: Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 87792940
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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rainforest was amazing.. you can see panda, penguin and lots of other animals. overall nice place to spend a day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

rainforest was amazing.. you can see panda, penguin and lots of other animals. overall nice place to spend a day.

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I'd say the Schoenbrunn Zoo is pretty comfortable for it inhabitants (animals), but it is quite difficult to those inhabitants because the cages are very big and with lots of green trees,

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Hove, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Still to my mind the best zoo I have visited and the kids have always agreed. Animals look happy and have enough space to avoid people if they want to. The only small gripe was the Polar Bear enclosure was being refurbished, which was fair enough, but the vast indoor tropical greenhouse was as well, which did cut down a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Zoo is more of a park. Very peaceful and beautiful place. Here you can see a lot of animals, watch the feeding of different species. If you decide to visit this amazing place also visit the green house right outside the Zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

there was a sign for a panda at the Schoenbrunn palace, which is why I went, and when I got there, I saw a picture fo ra polar bear, and that would have made it top notch. Alas, they are only building the polar bear enclosure now for its arrival in 2014. But, they do have 2 active pandas, koalas,... More 

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Iasi, Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I didn't get to spend much time in this Zoo, it was close to closing time when I got there, but I still paid 15 Euros(they had discounts for students, but only if they're under 19,DARN!, unlike most other places where they have discounts for students under 26), because I really really wanted to see the Pandas. And it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was the first time that I have seen animals really enjoyed to stay in a zoo and let us people looking at them, except tigers, they always sleep!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I visited Shonbrunn Zoo in early October during a day trip in Vienna. I have always wanted to visit as this being the world`s oldest Zoo I was very curious if it lived to to its reputation. I was not disappointed - I have to say this is the best Zoo I have been to and this is not just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visited the zoo because of all the hype of it being the oldest zoo in the world. Totally overrated and nothing special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are the family with 2 kids of 12 and 8 years, and almost everywhere we travel, we try to visit the zoos. On our account there are already many of them, generally in Germany and Austria, but also in Italy. But the entrance-price in Schoenbrunn till now was really the highest, and not a littel bit. For this price... 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.