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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

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Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1 | 1060 Vienna, Vienna 1060 , Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5871417
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one can never get bored of this aquarium

We have an annual pass because you can never get bored of HausDesMeeres. In the middle of continental Europe, in the middle of a city, in a high rise - it is really unique to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
zsebibabak
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laxenburg, Austria
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laxenburg, Austria
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have an annual pass because you can never get bored of HausDesMeeres. In the middle of continental Europe, in the middle of a city, in a high rise - it is really unique to be able to be able to walk in a jungle with monkeys jumping around you, with tropical birds flying by you; with seeing sharks swim... More 

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Pakostane, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Interesting but crowded place (in saturday morning). Tickets are expencive for a few animals and several aquariums. I recommend coffee or beer from the top of the building (12 floor). One of the best things is that you make real contacts with monkeys and some exotic birds.

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Vienna, Austria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been visiting the 'Haus des Meeres' since I was a small nipper. In those days it was a dark narrow place, one of the air defence FLAK towers built for the 2nd WW so strong that it cannot be destroyed or demolished. It contained some aquariums with some exotic fishes , snakes and some sharks (which were not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The best part of the aquarium, from our childrens' perspectives, was the tropical, open area with monkeys. They have the average normal fish exhibitions that you find in most aquariums, but nothing special. The best part of this facility is the actual building and its historical significance and the overlook on the top floors. I was specifically disappointed when we... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This aqua park is impressive on the exterior. You can visit the roof for a view to the nearby city area. Start your visit from top-bottom as you gradually climb down the stairs to view it all. It maintains a wide variety of sea life from sharks to jellyfish well presented and appealing to children.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been there in late December 2014, it was very packed, really, full of people even if it was just about 1 hour or so before closing time. I have liked nearly everything, informative and well done, probably most appropriate for families with children, we were just the two of us, adult couple, still we had good time because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When you first see the haus des Meeres from the street, it's quite striking. We've never visited an aquarium that had 11 floors. However, once inside, it was wall to wall families with a line out the door for entrance. We went on a Sunday afternoon around 1:30 and this was a very popular time. I would recommend going on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Its raining, nothing to do? Decided to go and see sea house. What a surprise. Me and family we had great time. A lot of sea life creatures. Some of them I have never see in my life. Definietly worth to see.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can spend 1-2 hours in the Haus des Meers if you don't have what else to do. It is quite average, compared to other aquariums around the world. You'd better start from the top, take the elevator to the 10th floor where you can see the hammer-head sharks. You will also have a nice aerial view of Vienna. The... More 

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Stribro, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Haus des Meeres is near to Mariahilferstrasse - easy to be found. There are 11 floor full of aquariums and tropical gardens. I can only fully recommend the visit.

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Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the center. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theater decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.