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“Lovely way to spend a few hours”

Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna
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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel
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Ranked #6 of 584 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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“Lovely way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you have a Vienna Card you get a €2 euro reduction in price so €13 per adult is a bargain. This is a typical city-based Zoo so it's not too big and the animals are accessible.
We visited in late March and it was cold so many of the animals were kept inside, better for them & us!
There is a large children's zoo & play area which looked to be very good so even smaller children will be amused.
We were there for only about 2 hours and only saw about half of the place, we also missed the bird houses as it was so late but this was because we spent so much time in the walk-through tropical house on the side of the hill. It's well worth the trek up the hill so you can see the barbary apes in an excellent enclosure and get a good view of the city. If you don't like bats don't go into their cave as they fly right past you - great fun!
They have 2 pandas who look really well and were sitting outside eating bamboo, the only problem with them is getting good photos through the glass!
There was a large variety of animals, some of which I hadn't see in the ZSL zoos, they all seemed well looked after and happy.
I would certainly recommend a visit in warmer weather so you can also stroll through the adjoining park.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Oldest zoo!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I loved this zoo so much. It is the oldest zoo in Europe and features all of the animals you could image. Being from Canada we do not have panda bears so it was a treat to get to see them here.

Visited May 2012
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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“Huge variety of animals!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Entrance is quite pricey at €15 but it's definitely worth the money. There are so many animals to see and they're really well kept and cared for. There's even a petting zoo area when you're walking around. There was so much to see ranging from pandas to mountain goats, it's well worth a visit. We spent about 4 hours there so felt that we got our money's worth but we wouldn't recommend the Zoo Restaurant, the quality of the food isn't particularly good but the interior is lovely, would probably be perfect for drinks only!

Visited March 2013
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lincoln, ma
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“Up close and personal”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The animals at the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn all looked happy and tended, and we marveled at how accessible they were. Rarely been to a zoo where we viewed the animals at such proximity, from the large cats and pandas, to the giraffes, to the monkeys. The zoo was a welcome respite for our teenage daughters from taking in all the palaces, history, and churches. It's quite large, so budget several hours if you want to take it all in, and wear comfortable shoes. There are some cute painted train-carts that look like great fun for little ones.

Visited March 2013
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“Pleasant park with plenty of species”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Rare animals and a great walking park, perfect place to spend a day or a few hours with youngsters outside

Visited March 2013
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