Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, Vienna: Hours, Address, Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Laimgrube
How to get there
  • Neubaugasse • 3 min walk
  • Kettenbrückengasse • 6 min walk
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190383George
Nicosia, Cyprus150 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
This was one of my favourite experiences in my summer trip to Vienna.You might find a bit expensive the entrance price ( 19.90 euros) but it worth every cent! 11 floors that travels you to the deep of the ocean with sharks and giant turtles or to the jungle life with monkeys and crocodiles. But the most impressive is the 360 restaurant at the 12th floor. The view is amazing. I enjoyed a pumpkin soup looking Vienna from the sky! If you are travelling to Austria’s capital, don’t miss it!
Written September 4, 2020
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plymboy2017
Plymouth, UK35 contributions
Feb 2020
What a fantastic place right in the city. Ignore the ongoing renovations and enjoy this fantastic zoo. With the stunning (if expected) aquarium features to the impressive snakes (look out for the Anacondas) and the entertaining Croc park, monkeys and Birds, this really is a great place to spend a few hours. Then when feeling just the right side of tired (there are lots of steps or you could use the lift) right at the top you have a wonderful restaurant offering great beer and tasty food, with a rooftop terrace giving you a beautiful 360° view over Vienna.
Written February 17, 2020
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Pamelariverpark
Moate, Ireland17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
While it doesn’t look like much from outside (renovations under way) inside is an amazing surprise of 10/11 floors of exhibits from touch pools to crocodiles to a rainforest walkway with little monkeys 🐒 we enjoyed every minute of this adventure. Followed by coffee in the panoramic cafe on top of the building. Highly recommended. Lots of stairs! (But you could take the lift 😊) more like a high rise zoo than an aquarium.
Written January 31, 2020
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Glen O'Sullivan
3 contributions
Feb 2020
An amazing aquarium and zoo located in the only WW2 Flak tower accessible by the public. Everything is imaginatively presented and very well done. The restaurant on the top floor with a terrace around it gave great 360 degree views of Vienna. There is less on the levels as you work upwards so don't rush thinking you have so many floors still to go. Being someone interested in the building and its history I was pleased to find a small museum at the top, along with the author of a book on the subject to talk to. There is improvement work going on but that is fair enough and it caused no problem.
Written February 23, 2020
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Escape325796
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
During the winter period, highly recommend to avoid visiting Hays des Meeres. The problem was not the waiting time to enter but some crazy air conditioning procedures where they blow very cold air. It was much warmer outside then when we entered their facility. My family literally freezed. I wanted to share my unpleasant experience with their staff but the owner Mr Hans Koppen was not that open for understanding. I have traveled all around the world and never experienced something that unpleasant.
For us this was the first and the last time.
As well, I would recommend Mr Koppen, who is the owner, and his team that they use New Year 2020 for customer experience improvements.
Written January 3, 2020
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Around the World
Berlin, Germany517 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Have seen quite many different sea life centers around the world but this is not worth to go.
Paid for family with 3 small kids around 70 USD. On many floors less sea life and all mixed up. Seems the is no really concept. You’ll discover more stairs and wall paintings than sea life. Sorry. Many better things todo.
Written October 14, 2020
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Ondrej Burian
Prague, Czech Republic5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is really cool place, every floor offers something exciting to watch. There is also cafe at the top of the building with nice 360° view. But be aware of queues at the entrance. During the weekend could be more than hour of waiting.
Written January 28, 2020
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Michael Adamidis 🇬🇷
Kastoria, Greece6,347 contributions
Nov 2019
aqua terra is very interesting and a nice break away of city center and vienna museums..very very interesting for all ages.
Written November 15, 2019
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Kirkos P
Nicosia District, Cyprus101 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
As long as you like wildlife, fishes, snakes, amphibians, birds and most of the living beings that can be found in the sea, crocodiles, monkeys and some serpents, you will be AMAZED here!!! There is a vast variety of livestock to see, admire & take-a-photo-of here! Only thing is, you can't use any Flash, but that won't pose any significant problem. This place even has a Souvenir Shop, albeit being rather expensive. But, all in all, it's DEFINITELY worth a visit, once you are in Vienna, just take your Camera with you, your brain, some money and all will be from Excellent to Stunning! You can easily find it if you use the U (Vienna's Metro/Underground). Just get down at "Neubaugasse", head to the well-known and very famous Shopping Street, called "Mariahilferstraβe" and it's a 10 minutes-walk from there! In my opinion, it's a real pitty to be in the BELOVED City of Vienna and miss out on visiting the Aqua Terra Zoo "Haus des Meeres" !!! REALLY!!! You have been warned!!!!!
Written August 28, 2015
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BratislavaExperience
Bratislava, Slovakia248 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Some background information about my trip as my opinions may not cover for all type of visitor
We are a family of 4 (kids 4 and 2yrs old). Drove from Bratislava during a summer day in March. Visited on a Sunday.

Parking:
Driving from Bratislava took about an hour and on a Sunday traffic was very relaxed, so with the proper GPS information we found the Parking garage that is closest to the aquarium (I would recommend against parking on the street, appears you need a certain sticker). Distance was really about half a block, so perfect.
Prices on parking were a bit on the high price. You get some discount from the Aquarium (ask for it on reception), but we paid about 15 eur for 3 to 4 hrs.

Tickets:
2 ways to get tickets (online and on-site) To be honest, online seemed like a hassle, I looked it up and it was not straightforward how to get the tickets. In the end on site, there were 3 people ahead of us by the ticket office and another couple had bought online tickets so they could go to this special desk area for online tickets. Again the guy had to look on folders and it took him a while to get it all sorted out.
In the end we entered the aquarium at the same time as the online people did too. So either way you have to deal with some waiting.

Popularity: This is a very popular venue, we arrived around 10 am and there was a line of people which never got small. Locals and tourists alike, mostly with kids kept on coming (I assumed a lower number would come since it was a sunny day, but I was wrong).

Storage area:
We had to ask as it is not so visible or announced, but they have some lockers and a place where to put the strollers right behind the gift shop, 1 eur cost for the lockers. It was a safe area, no worries on leaving our stuff there.

Snacks and restaurant:
We found 2 places for snacks, one was on the 4th floor and the other one on the top area. For being Vienna the prices were regular, not overly prices for drinks and ice creams at least. Maybe we came at a nice time but there were no crowds so we could find great tables to sit and rest from all the walking.

Clothing to take:
Bring light clothing, because it's hot inside, plus you do a lot of walking - we felt the place was big, there are some areas that were very hot and being a sunny day with so many windows it was even hotter inside.

Elevators, we found 3 elevators in the area, and they were quite busy, so if you need to use them be ready to wait for a while. Spacious but still with so many people it was feeling crowded in them.

Value: Definitely was a good value, while a bit expensive, I understood that the Aquarium relies only on entrance tickets and donations to exist, so I can understand why the high prices on tickets.

Overall the kids loved it, there was a lot of walking to be done but many different areas to check out and some nifty designs (like tunnels) that entertained our kids.

Tip: I would suggest to start from the top to the bottom. We did it the opposite way and by the last few floors it gets very tiresome from all the stairs climbed.

Don't aim from seeing everything but rather enjoy the few parts you check out. We would definitely go back again.
Written April 18, 2017
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