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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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Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Very nice attraction out of the beaten path

Haus des Meeres is an aquarium built in an ancient bunker in Viena downtown. The building alone would justify the visit, since it's very different and the rooftop view of the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
henrique100

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Haus des Meeres is an aquarium built in an ancient bunker in Viena downtown. The building alone would justify the visit, since it's very different and the rooftop view of the city is amazing. Price was around 15 euros/person if I'm not mistaken. The aquarium itself is also very nice, not only for kids. You see various species as in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Too many flors (11) in one building with only one elevator. Food choice in the restaurant of the top floor was snacks only.

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HansMeer, Geschäftsführer at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, responded to this review

Hello Jevgenijs! Thank you for your visit at Haus des Meeres! We are sorry, that we did not meet your expectations, but we tried! At our Homepage you find a detailed description of our Zoo. We are locatet in a World War II Flaktower in Vienna´s cityCenter, which is very Special. But in 1944, they built only one Elevator. Since... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With 11 floors to visit, be sure to give yourself a solid few hours to thoroughly enjoy the entire place. I went with a friend on a Thursday afternoon, so it wasn't too busy. It seemed like a great place to bring your family and children. There are tons of different animals to see, enjoy, and appreciate.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting of this attraction attraction is unique and worth a visit itself. It I'd set in a WW2 bunker, spread over many floors - luckily, there is a lift. Even if seeing fish isn't your cup of tea, you cannot fail to be mesmerised by the varied fish. Try to coincide your visit with the Barracuda feeding - but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to go there with my 10month old but just mo-thu. On the weekend it is really crowded and the line at the entrance is really long. The Year Pass is a great value, day Tickets are a little expensive

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place worth visiting espicially if you like marine life. A Flakturm turned into a big aquarium. Very good idea to do so. Different levels to go through with different spices of fish. A great day out for the family espcially if it`s a rainy day. Well worth the visit.

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Thank SteveMMalta
York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only marked this down purely because of the amount of people (kids) that were there. The place was absolutely rammed with them all screaming and crying etc etc.....We probably went at completely the wrong time as we went on a Sunday afternoon so that may well have been our own fault! I'm sure it's a lot nicer during the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews before going, and I reckon the people who didn't like this zoo did not go all the way to the top. It feels like it is never ending but blimey it's worth the leg day work out! I've been to a fair few aquariums, and I've never seen one as well maintained as this one. All... More 

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jc30
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read about this building and were curious to see inside a real Ww2 flak tower. It was the building itself that interested us more than the aquarium, although that was very well done with a wonderful collection of sea - and other - creatures. Unfortunately we had not realised that the building tour of the original wartime facilities... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of ocean life in Vienna?No problem!!! Fantastic aquarium in 10 floor building is must see destination in Vienna!! Children are full of impressions!!!

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Staying in Mariahilf

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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.