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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Fritz-Grunbaumplatz 1, Vienna 1060 , Austria (Mariahilf)
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Ranked #45 of 416 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Aquariums
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

just incredible - to create from a huge shelter an aquarium. so many animals , fascinating . beware of the monkey that can s*** you on (literary) this is a must sight in Vienna

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had some time to kill and found that this aquarium/zoo is open late on a Thursday. We decided to go and visit as it is not that expensive. It is a strange place, in an unusual building. Build on a number of floors, there is only a few tanks on each floor. It doesn't take that long for a visit.... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Take your time for a visit to the roof - it opens a great 360 degree view over the city, so better go in a clear weather. The zoo itself has 8-9 floors of different types of animals. A lot of aquariums, a lot of exotic animals, serpents etc. Quite interesting!

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Israel
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is actually 11-floor building Terra zoo, while each floor is quite small. There is a good selection of animals, 2-3 huge aquariums, many smaller aqua- and terrariums, area with birds and monkeys. On the top floor there are cafe and open terrasses with very beautiful Vienna views. Good place to visit when weather isn't good. But, and this is... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is a quite small zoo, and does not worth the money. Access fee is about 15 euros but for 16 you can go to the Schonbrunn Zoo and that's a true experience. All you can find at Haus des Meers you can also find at Schonbrunn, and much, much, much more. The only thing that made us not to... More

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you have time to spare from checking out the culture in vienna then give this a try. I recommend taking the lift to the top and checking out the views first - perhaps a spot of light refreshment in the rooftop cafe before working your way down floor to floor .Lots of interesting exhibits. Reptiles and all types of... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just as the name of the Haus des Meeres says, it is a zoo where the animals on display aren't held in metal enclosures, but in aquariums. Therefore, you will mainly find fish, reptiles and other mostly water-loving creatures here. Since this is a vertical zoo, there are none of the large animals you would normally find in a zoo,... More

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Newburgh, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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