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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

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Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
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+43 1 5871417
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A surprising find in Vienna

There is nothing better in traveling then stumbling over an attraction that at one time both delights and astonishes. Though we have been to Vienna several times, we have always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing better in traveling then stumbling over an attraction that at one time both delights and astonishes. Though we have been to Vienna several times, we have always put off going to the city aquarium, convinced it would be a rip-off or just a gimmicky nothing. We willing admit we were wrong and regret not having visited sooner.... More 

South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is amazing. It is built inside an WWII anti-aircraft tower. It has some wonderfully interactive exhibits (including one where the fish eat dead skin off your hands!) There are also some areas where monkeys run free and get really close to you! The very top floor has a cafe with an amazing view. We loved it so much... More 

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Wiener Neudorf, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a good activity in Vienna if you had enough from the museums and the historical attraction. It is close to Mariahilferstraße.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just not worth the money. Waste of time. Too small and cramped. Couldn't see past people at exhibits. Monkey bit ? Just saw one geriatric monkey looking startled and confused. Way too expensive for what it is. Even in a wet day, not a good idea.

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Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place have many things to do .First: it's a wonderful aquarium ,consisting of more than 9 floors that includes different types of fishes which will amaze you .Second :after you finish your tour you can spend some time in the last open air floor with the wonderful,fantastic@amazing view of Vienna from the top ,Really you will miss a lot... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organized place to explore with kids. Good place to spend half a day. Nice café with the great view on the top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family outing with Grandson of 3 and half. HE loved it and it really was Most interesting. Did feel sorry for the animals etc. in the exhibit containers als felt some were in too small a Space. It's Not cheap but then one doesn't go so often.

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited just to see the inside of a WW2 flak tower and see the view from the top, but this place was so much fun. I was sold once I saw you could stroke the friendly Koi, how cool is that?! This museum makes great use of it's unusual, historic building, using all available space. The outdoor area is... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know i said this before but its definetly a place for kids and adults with a little kid inside. Also very good for expanding your knowledge of sea life and endangered species. And you must check out the monkeys.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were two adults and a 3 y/o. On the website we saw the feeding schedule, so we could choose to come when the sharks are being fed. 10 floors of strange and unbelievable animals, with an attempt to keep them in good conditions as possible. There's a screen with explanation for every animal (German and English), not only names... More 

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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.
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