We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1 | 1060 Vienna, Vienna 1060 , Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5871417
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 282 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Excellent fun for kids

We visited the place with our 1,5 year old daughter who was thrilled watching the animals. Nice place for grown ups also. The building has eleven floors which is tricky if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Petteri T

Similar Things to Do in Vienna

Add Photo Write a Review

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the place with our 1,5 year old daughter who was thrilled watching the animals. Nice place for grown ups also. The building has eleven floors which is tricky if you have baby trollies with you - there's only one elevator and during rush hours this causes long wait times.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My 2 girls (5 & 8 years old) had so much funs in aquarium! If you have extra time in Vienna, can consider to spend half a day in aquarium. Everything is fine, except the cafe! We took lunch in Cafe Sharky, it was a bit pricey & food is so so only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great experiences for children and also parents to see mainly real sea world. We appreciated to see monkeys and turtles who are able to freely move among visitors. Definitively recommended for children 3Y+

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you visit the Zoo before it, you'll probably be disappointed. It's good, but it's overpriced. For the same price you can have much much more fun in the Zoo instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Qatar
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to this aquarium and spend a few hours there, it is well maintained, the staff are very attentive and the place is clean and there is information everywhere about the animals and fish inside, if you have children then this is a must visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I enjoyed it, and I think it's perfect for smaller children around 3 and up. Every section is quite small but diverse which never makes it boring. The layout of the place is not suited for people in wheelchairs or with strollers. You can get around basically everywhere but It is 11 floors and only one elevator which made me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What to do with an old gun tower? Transform it into an 11 floor aquarium and reptile house. Add a walk in a jungle where the birds fly across and above you , the monkeys laugh at you for the corniche above and the ants keep working inside the transparent handrail. Magical!!!! You also get a complete bird eye view... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have to admit this was much better than I was expecting! There are plenty of fish tanks (including some friendly Koi you can touch at the entrance!) but the stars of this place are, in fact, not the fish, but the two rainforest areas on either side of the building. One has birds, tortoises, bats and all other manner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Each floor contains different species: Insects, fishes of different size, reptiles, birds and monkeys. On the last floor there is a cafe with a very nice view. Important to know is that the discounts for students and seniors are valid only from Monday to Friday. We recomand to visit it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A ten storey building with several rarely seen species, large aquariums (one of them is two storey high) with small sharks. Intersting for kids as some aquariums can be seen "from inside". On a higher level there is a small "jungle" with small monkeys, birds and turtles running free. Corridors are rather narrow, so some "traffic jams" can be occured.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo also viewed

 
Vienna, Vienna Region
 

Been to Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1 | 1060 Vienna, Vienna 1060, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5871417
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
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.