Alpenzoo
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • RiSha
    London, United Kingdom519 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average at best
    Came here recently as we were also planning to go up the mountain. The zoo looked to have good reviews, but our experience was a bit underwhelming. Some of the animals are not visible due to the time of year. You can get some great views of the city though. Overall, an average visit. Not a great visit, but not bad as there are some cool animals to see.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 21, 2024
  • MSantoni2019
    Orlando, Florida222 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alpine Zoo
    We bought the Innsbruck City pass and stopped in to the zoo since the admission was included. It was OK but I imagine it would be great for children under 12. It is definitely geared more toward families with younger children.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 22, 2024
  • Daniel S
    213 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Animals of the local area
    This visit came included in our Nordkette tickets, so we stopped in on the way down the mountain. The maps were a little underwhelming, and the zoo is built on a hill so expect lots of uphill walking! There were plenty of animals to see, and they seemed to be all local to Austria. The aquarium there was huge, with plenty of fish. The biggest attraction (for my kids at least) was the brown bear - and we weren't disappointed! It's worth visiting if you are doing the Nordkette trip too. The kids will love it.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 21, 2024
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RiSha
London, UK519 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Came here recently as we were also planning to go up the mountain. The zoo looked to have good reviews, but our experience was a bit underwhelming. Some of the animals are not visible due to the time of year. You can get some great views of the city though. Overall, an average visit. Not a great visit, but not bad as there are some cool animals to see.
Written March 21, 2024
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AmericanSwedie
Göteborg16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We are currently staying in Innsbrook and just returned from the Alpenzoo. Since we had bought the Innsbrook card we could visit the zoo for no extra charge so we decided to take our 2 young children there on our way down from the Nordkettenbahnen.

The zoo was small with many steep hills, possible to visit within 60-90 min with small children. Most of the animals were pretty common and not very interesting. The kids enjoyed the barnyard animals. You could pay 50 cents for dry food to feed the goats and sheep. We did this and the animals seemed almost desperate to eat the food we gave them. Are they getting enough food from the zoo?

We saw 2 wolves who were sleeping near the viewing area. They didn't seem at all bothered by the people staring at them but continued to sleep. We felt that they seemed unappy but perhaps this was normal behavior.

The sadest thing we saw was the bear. He was desperately running back and forth in front of the viewing window and sniffing the window. He seemed very stressed and unhappy. It was almost as if a specific scent was sprayed on the window which attracted his attention. I would like to note that we also visited this zoo exactly one year ago and the bear acted in the exact same way then. Does this poor animal spend all of his days running back and forth in a stressed manner? Has he been doing this for a year or more? It was sad to see and I'm don't think that we will return to this zoo.
Written July 17, 2016
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JIM1170
Totnes, England, United Kingdom9 contributions
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Feb 2015 • Family
OK so being from the South West area of the UK, I am familiar with Paignton Zoo, which, in my and many people opinion is fantastic.
SO naturally, I was not expecting too much when visiting the Alpenzoo in Innsbruck. But we were in Innsbruck and the kids needed entertaining. So we headed up the hill to the Zoo.
Pretty reasonable ticket price, think I paid eur25 for 2 adults and one child... my youngest was free under 3.
In we go and the first thing I realised was that there would be some hill climbing involved! However, the layout is actually very well done and I have to say that the slopes, although there, were not long or indeed a problem.
There is not much to say really other than, although the Zoo is quite small, there are some lovely animals to view and the scenery is pretty impressive... good views out over Innsbruck. They have a nice little cafe selling limited snacks but its enough. The seating outside overlooks Innsbruck and of course... mountains.
The kids loved it as there is a farm animal section where you can pet the pigs, goats, cows etc etc. Thats about it.
If you are going to Innsbruck with your kids then you really should pop to the zoo. We took the mountain train thing, stopped at the zoo then finished the round trip by heading up the mountain further!! WOW!!! spectacular views.
The kids loved that too. It will occupy you for 2/3 hours and give the kids some exercise and excitement and memories. Look out for the self cleaning toilet seats in the Loo by the cafe!!
Written March 4, 2015
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RJ1818
Hertfordshire44 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Couples
I am an animal lover but have been put off zoo's in recent years as I find them to big, too busy, the animals are general too far away and the ones I do see look bored and/or stressed.
This is the complete opposite.
What an amazing experience.
It is small enough to walk around in an hour or 2, and not need a rest, even though it is elevated terrain.
Not too busy.
But best of all you get to see, up close, a variety of alpine animals, in a natural habitat, who all seemed to be relaxed and happy.
We saw up close, Vulture, Golden eagle, Ibex, Bison, Wild Boar, Wolf, Beaver, Moose, Lynx, Wild Cat and Pine Martin.
Much better than London Zoo, Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Whipsonade and every other zoo I have ever visited.
All of this to the back drop of Innsbruck and the mountains.
As we were leaving late evening, the wolves started howling as if to send us off - capped off an unforgettable experience and I favourite excursion of our trip.
Written January 4, 2018
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projektinklu
Innsbruck, Austria40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
I´ve been to the Alpenzoo plenty of times, and will certainly continue to do so. But to have that experience you need to know what to expect: It is a zoo that exhibits only animals that are currently living or used to live in the alpine region. So don´t go expecting lions and elephants. The layout is on a mountainside, so it is a lovely walk to visit the whole zoo. Kids love it. It also has a nice playground (consider not to start with that, otherwise the kids won´t want to go further), a buffet,a place where kids can feed goats and sheep (you need 50 cent coins for that) and a zooshop right at the entrance. Another nice feature are the botanical exhibits that you can see throughout your visit. The Zoo is nicely kept, it is the first place where otters bred in captivity and it is partaking in many projects to resettle animals to places where they were extinct. You should schedule at least 2 hours for the visit.The zoo can be reached by public transport from midtown (Bus W Marktplatz; cable car "Hungerburgbahn" from Congress) or by feet in about 20-25 minutes.If you go by cable car ask for the combination ticket. If you are going by car, there are usually plenty of parking spots, but you need to pay for parking in the first 4 hours 20cent per 30 minutes.
Written February 18, 2015
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MakingTravelFun4Kids
Vicenza, Italy19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
Buy the Innsbruck Card and you can enjoy the Nordkettenbahn trip up the mountain for gorgeous panoramic view of Innsbruck, and perhaps a snowball fight at the top of the cable car ride. On the way back down, stop for a bite to eat in the little bar you must pass by while changing cars. I had the best soup there, while my daughter loved her sachertorte with whipped cream. The last stop of the funicular on the way back down the mountain is the Alpenzoo, and admission is included in the price of the Innsbruck Card. Many of the paths are steep and often uneven, so this destination is not recommended for those with any difficulty walking. You will also have to walk a distance and stairs from where the Nordkettenbahn stop lets you off for the Alpenzoo. The viewing area where you actually look up from beneath through a glass window at the wolves, was especially a hit with our children. My visit was Mother's Day of 2013, but the review system would only let me choose as far back as June 2013.
Written May 13, 2014
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lkycharms
Oshawa, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a wonderful idea to have a zoo on a mountain! We visited a number of animals but because of my mobility issues I had difficulty getting up to see some of the animals on the top. My favourite animals were the brown bears who were very active. This is a beautiful area surrounded by trees and wildlife. We could see the lights at Alpenzoo when it was dark from our hotel. Absolutely beautiful.
Written June 30, 2018
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Aussie71
Zurich83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Went to the Zoo as part of the Innsbruck Pass. The site is quite steep being on the side of a mountain. The bearded vultures were interesting. There were 2 brown bears. One bear looked OK, but the other bear was pacing back and forth in front of the viewing window in an erratic way. It looked stressed and unhappy. Maybe it needs to be in a better environment.
Written March 29, 2016
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Zippypoppy
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
The zoo is clearly well-known to locals but I was the only tourist in the place. Not suitable for disabled as some of the paths are very steep and not too well paved, but it's worth the effort. Lots of animals, reptiles and birds, all from the Alps, plus a pretty garden setting.
Written June 14, 2014
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Kiki L
Seneca, SC16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Although I visited on a dreary, drizzly day, it was still a nice zoo visit. i typically do not care for zoos because of the unnatural settings for the animals, but this was different. It is small and contains only alpine native animals - and they're all in lovely areas of natural terrain. i didn't see a few of the animals since they were staying inside their hiding places, but did see antelope, mountain goats, native birds and bears. Worth a stop, in my opinion.
Written June 1, 2014
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