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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Fritz-Grunbaumplatz 1, Vienna 1060 , Austria (Mariahilf)
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Ranked #45 of 294 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos, Aquariums
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a must see in Vienna. Especially if you like zoos. This is an 11 story building that houses several stories with aquariums, terrariums and jungles. Yes that is correct. This building has a three story high open jungle on two of its sides. These are filled with free birds, bats and even a colony of cotton head monkeys... More

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The location is terrible - it is placed in an old flak tower. There are 11 storeys, only one lift. There are some expositions on each floor, but it's usually sooo small you're done on the floor within couple of minutes and waiting for a lift (we had a kid in a carriage with us) or walking down the stairs.... More

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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place is so awesome, we went twice in 6 days! It can get busy but you can start from the bottom or the top, use the steps or elevator if you need it. It is very spacious, the roof view is out of this world, the cafe is a bit pricey but has a nice view and some nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time here the monkeys and birds you can nearly Touch. There is a great coffee in the 11th floor where you can See all the City. You arrive early because after 12o clock you have to wait on sundays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Aquarium that contains some not so ordinary species of animals, like Japanese spider crab, horseshoe crab, Japanese giant salamander, nautillus and more. There are also two sections where you can walk among tropical birds and monkeys. On the day of our visit it was very crowded, which spoiled the experience a little. Also entrance fee is rather high.

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Bat Yam, Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Aqua Zoo is a 9 stories building, but each floor only has one or two big aquariums. Mostly small and non-special fish. For me the only impressing species were the huge turtle and the huge crab. All the other thing are available at the Vienna Zoo. On the top floor there is a balcony with a view of all... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

As parents of two children, we have visited Haus des Meers quite often, even buying a year's family pass. It's rather cramped for an aquarium, but I must say they've made very good use of the space, including a two-storey high coral reef tank and another large rainforest area. Try to go during the week, and in the early afternoon... More

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It is all you read about it on line. On my first day i get lost till i found it,but finally got there,almost no visitors on week days,so highly advising you to go there on working days,weekends might be too crowded.Amazing view from the roof top,and for the little space they got amazing selection of animals. Admiration to the staff,very... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I were tired after a day of travel, but found this relatively neaby our hotel and decided to stop in for a visit. We were pleasantly surprised! There were definitely a lot of children, but that's kind of expected for any type of place like this. We recommend waiting for the elevator to go to the top,... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A surprisingly good attraction; we had a few hours to spare before heaing off to the airport for our flight home and had seen enough palaces, as wonderful as they all may be. So we took a chance and went to the Haus des Meeres. It proved to be a good visit. There's lots to see other than fish. There's... More

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