Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Zoo Vienna, the oldest existing zoo in the world founded in 1752. Schonbrunn Zoo was voted Europe's best in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Schonbrunn Zoo is the perfect place for a journey into the fascinating world of the animal kingdom. Open year round, it combines the highlights of the natural world with an unparalleled history as the world's oldest and Europe's best zoo. It is part of Schonbrunn as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed site and home to more than 700 species of animals. Marvel at the Giant pandas, tigers, orangutans, koalas and elephants, immerse yourself in the magic of the Amazon and feel the heat of a tropical rainforest in the heart of Europe. Moderated feeding sessions, guided tours and a trip aboard the panorama train turn a trip to the zoo into an unforgettable experience.
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Tel Aviv, Israel444 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I must admit one of my hobbies are to visit in the foreign zoos while I'm traveling abroad.
It's been too many zoos in Europe this was my first time in Vienna zoo.
The zoo is very big and there is no places when you can rest without being the Sun.
Because of the high temperature during July most of the animals were in their cabins and you didn't so almost anything.
I do recommend to visit the zoo in cooler days and not during the summer peak
Written July 11, 2021
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Bristol, UK332 contributions
Nov 2019
Despite being the oldest zoo in the world, Vienna Zoo is very modern. It's pretty big and takes a whole day to really see everything. There's a good variety of animals and the enclosures were well done and species appropriate. I've never been that excited by giant pandas but i have to say, it was amazing to see them in person. The wooded area was great and I instantly fell in love with their spectacled bear. It had a great, mountainous enclosure with lots of trees, caves and platforms. The bear did look distressed, was pacing and had a lot of fur missing but I don't think this was down to a lack of care at the zoo. I didn't see any other evidence anywhere in the zoo of mistreatment and saw videos of the owner taking in rescued chimpanzees. There was also a tree-top walk through the wooded area which was really lovely. Even though we didn't see any of the zoo animals during our walk, it was peaceful and had a great view of the city. There were also info boards showing the local wildlife that inhabit the area, which was a nice (even though they were mainly in German). I saw cool feeding talks with the anteaters and the tiger. Unfortunately, they were in German and not translated but it was great to watch the animals eating. The cafe in the zoo, near the Organutans was also really good with a large selection of food. We ordered two different dishes which were both tasty, they were reasonably priced and the service was good. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting Vienna to spend a day here; you won't regret it.
Written January 25, 2020
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Co. Durham56 contributions
Jan 2020
We decided on impulse to visit the zoo, while visiting the Schonbrunn palace gardens last weekend, and are so glad we did. On a chilly day in January, we didn’t have to queue to get in, and were pleasantly surprised at the reasonable entry fee. There were lots of family groups but none of the exhibits were crowded, and it was easy to see most of the animals. Inevitably, there were a few animals sleeping out of sight, but if we’d had more time to wait, they would maybe have appeared later.
The zoo is only small, but the setting is beautiful and the buildings reflect the style of the Palace.
Seeing the pandas was the highlight of our day, but the baby elephant’s antics were also very entertaining and it was lovely to watch the video link to the Polar bear den where mother and tiny cub (born Nov 2019) were snuggled up.
We had lunch in the amazing cafe housed in the Emperors Pavilion, where the food was reasonably priced and tasty, and the surroundings very grand and opulent. Worth a peep in, even if you don’t plan to eat there.
Apart from an adult polar bear who seemed a bit forlorn, the animals all seemed happy, and well cared for. We were able to get really close to the leopards and orangutan, and visiting the zoo on our last half day in Vienna was a brilliant end to our long weekend.
Written January 27, 2020
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Tirana, Albania37 contributions
Oct 2021
Worst communication experience have ever had in my life.
We bough ticket online and went to visit Zoo on Sunday 17 October.
In front door was the covid check by a girl and a boy.
We showed up our vaccination certificate with tow dosses of Sinovac vaccine and we were told by them that you are not allowed to enter by this kind of vaccine.
I explained to them that Austrian government officially except all vaccines approved by EMA or those one finished evaluation procedure by WHO. SO, Sinovac was well known and accepted by the Austrian government. In this way we fliyed by Austrian Airline m we were checked and approved by officer control in border , we entered in any bar and restaurants in Viena , all of them with SInovac vaccine certificate. In very RUDE WAY we were told to leaving away from there as the Schoenbrunn palace has its own rule.
Just am curios to know how a business or other public or private institution may have rules in contrary with its own Government.... !? Any business or public institution can issue its own orders or rules BUT always in compliance of the government rules not in objection with them .
Shame on them for their behavior!
Written October 19, 2021
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Alberto D
Graz, Austria61 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The territory of the zoo is very large. A zoo plan is issued, which is very useful and interesting. Spending the whole day here with children is very interesting and informative. The enclosures with animals are very large, it seems that the animals here are good and safe. There are a lot of animals. Some live in enclosures in enclosed spaces, so if it’s cold outside, you yourself can warm yourself indoors while watching animals. If it’s hot outside, then on the contrary in the rooms you can hide from the sun. Of course, pandas, a symbol of this zoo, aroused great interest in us. Rhinos, hippos, flamingos, jellyfish are also unique .. The son has long dreamed of seeing an anteater, and here his dream came true. It was also fun to watch the game of seals and penguins. For a snack they saw only kiosks, but there were very long lines to them, so they could not try what was there. They could sit and freshen up only in a cafe near the exit from the zoo.
Written April 27, 2020
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Krakow, Poland7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
🇸🇰Keďže som o tejto ZOO počula veľa, tak sme ju rozhodli navštíviť. O zvieratá je pekne postarané, ale úprimne som čakala od tejto návštevy viac. Za cenu vstupného som videla aj krajšie a väčšie ZOO, ako táto . A najúsmevnejšie na celej návšteve bolo chytanie lemura, ktorý im utiekol 🙂

🇬🇧Since I heard a lot about this ZOO, we decided to visit it. The animals are well taken care of, but I honestly expected more from this visit. For the price of admission, I have seen a more beautiful and larger ZOO than this one. And the funniest thing about the whole visit was catching a lemur which escaped them 🙂
Written July 27, 2021
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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,019 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
An enjoyable visit but given the boast about being Europe’s best zoo, expectations were high.

Alas this is a run of the mill zoo.

Decent but no better.

In lots of the enclosures you either couldn’t see or could barely see the animals.

Animals deserve privacy and their health is paramount, but it’s very easy for a modern zoo to create enclosures which suit the needs of the animals and the paying public.

Queues for food a drink were also 20 minutes at lunchtime which is unacceptable and clearly not enough outlets were open.

Lots of empty and abandoned enclosures too.

Worth visiting if you like zoos, which I do.

But I’d be surprised if this zoo belongs in Europe’s top 10

Written February 22, 2020
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Patrick Q
Thank you for your visit and your feedback.We are very sorry that you did not like all aspects of your visit. We are working on improvement on opening more outlets also in the wintertime.
Written February 25, 2020
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Herndon, VA62 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Truly wonderful Zoo that is packed full of animals without feeling crowded. 2-3 hours should do it.

One thing that is different at this zoo is that the animals are all rescues, not part of some breeding program.

If you are a fan of pelicans, they are a do not miss here. Have never seen ones so large.

As like everything else in Vienna, the zoo is spotless and well organized. We went on a hot, sunny afternoon and no smell of poop.....
Written August 15, 2021
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Kleve, Germany48 contributions
Mar 2020
I was here sunday 2 weeks ago ( a couple of days before the corona-madness) It was a sunny day and very crowded with lots of families. The zoo is not huge, but it has a panda (I saw one), a baby icebear ( I did not see it) and all the usual animals. I left just before 12 o clock because it was to busy and noisy. Before that, it was ok altough quite a few animals were out of sight.
Written March 18, 2020
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86 contributions
Jul 2019
The new look of the zoo is great and it gives the animals better habitats and the visitors an adventure when exploring. It's a bit pricey of course but I gladly pay if it means that the animals are well taken care of. I have not had the chance to see the new "shows" yet but I have fond memories of watching the seals and ice bears as a child.
Written January 29, 2020
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