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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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We loved the aquarium, located in a old concrete building the animals inside were amazing. This was lovely and cool, educational and fun. The views from the top were amazing... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the aquarium, located in a old concrete building the animals inside were amazing. This was lovely and cool, educational and fun. The views from the top were amazing. Enclosures looked nice and clean. We went at 430pm so had an hour and a half, we could have stayed longer but as there were few people there we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

excellent arhitectural concept; highly reccomended for those with children but adults won't be disappointed either; congratulations for The staff who keeps The place in excellent condition. nice panorama on Vienna

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice place, but in my opinion a bit pricey. Don't get me wrong, this place is cool, but ticket for zoo should be how much then, 100 euro, or even more!? Crowd is another problem here, there is relatively little space for spectators, so if you are in room with 5 kids who run and scream without any parent... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This aquarium/zoo is house in a WW2 Flak tower. Spread over 10 floors there is lots for people to see. Large tanks hold a great selection of marine life plus lots of exotic birds and small animals. When I thought it couldn't get better we were given a very illuminating talk, by an enthusiastic guide, on the history of the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a while to find but once we did we enjoyed it. Very tall building with lots to see, right at the top is a bar with lovely views.

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is mostly an aquarium but has some birds, monkeys and crocodiles too. Its setting is ideal for a rainy day

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Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an old concrete building from the outside but once you're in it looks good. On the top floor (12) there is a coffee bar with an incredible view over the complete city. If you go down, all kind of fish and reptiles are showed. It is small but nice and verry good maintained.

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Gelterfingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its amazing what has been made from this old wartime lookout post,10 floors of exotic fish,monkeys,sharks......the terrace on the 8th floor gives a great view over vienna and the cafe on the 10th gives an even better one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an absolutely great surprise this place, in the heart of Vienna. Children adored all the time we spent there. They liked all: the animals, tanks of fish, insects, everything. Having the Vienna Card, we got as a present a video CD about this place, very interesting to view after visit. The terrace on top, at the 12th floor,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive and small. It was unfortunately a big disappointment for us.. It has only 1 elevator and crowded. Couldn't see a thing :( But the view from the top of the building is great. We liked the aquarium of the sharks.

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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.