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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Fritz-Grunbaumplatz 1, Vienna 1060 , Austria (Mariahilf)
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Ranked #43 of 404 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos, Aquariums
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Newburgh, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is housed in an old storage building from WWII which was converted. It is really a nice aquarium but only has 1 elevator and on a busy day you can wait a long time to get from floor to floor. There are steps of course but carrying the stroller up 10 floors wasn't so fun for daddy.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This building is historically very interesting. A number of these were built in Vienna to serve as flak towers and bomb shelters. The building is huge, I think that there are 11 floors above ground and no idea how deep it goes. I will get to the zoo later. It is possible to take the lift to the 11th floor... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The place is huge and interesting for children and adults. It has.. i don't know, 6 levels? Can you imagine the quantity of water tanks of all the sizes placed over there? We've seen so many species, i stopped counting on the very first level. Expect to see not only water creatures (of all kinds and sizes!), but also vasts... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went here to escape from a day of rain and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The museum is in a converted WWII bunker, which makes the layout of the museum is vertical. There is an elevator, and it was the best approach as advised by others to take the elevator to the top and walk down... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Your kids will get tired of the museums and palaces after a while. When that happens, take them here. To be honest even we were a bit done with museums after a while. Nice aquarium, plenty for the kids to see and do. Be aware that there are like seven floors, and climbing the stairs can get tiring. There are... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

its was nice to see a lot of mamifer, but its was hard to go by foot averry stage. If you are pacient you can go with the elevator

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

really top notch place, worth everybody's time to visit...very well laid out, displayed, even an elevator which I recommend taking first to the Top floor, then work your way down... i appreciated the english translations...my godson loves the place as do I. !!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is probably the best place to visit in Vienna! There are few floors filled with snakes, fish (including small sharks and some rare species), lizards, birds, etc. Then, there is a small "forest" with many trees, a wooden bridge, monkeys and bats. There is also a section where you can see crocodiles. But the best thing is the top!... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the glass atrium with birds, monkeys, and even a bat nursing a baby all moving freely around us. Most aquarium and terrarium exhibits had screens alternating between German and English explanations. The 11th floor deck view is great. Some exhibits looked tired, and a few more benches would be welcome. We came when our boys were 4... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to give this place a try with it 10 month old baby. Firstly, the elevator does go to the top floor unlike what others have said, maybe it's new. Beautiful panoramic views of the city! Nice cafe on the top floor too. This aquarium is great for the entire family. Our boy loved it and do did we!... More

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