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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna

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Address: Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 1 87792940
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Zoo Vienna, the oldest existing zoo in the world founded in 1752....

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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Best zoo I've ever been to. Stayed nearly all day and could hardly tear ourselves away from watching the polar bears playing. Animals generally looked well and happy. There were... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo is lovely however we did not have the opportunity to experience the whole Zoo. So why the low rating you may ask? Well the Zoo is advertised as closing at 4.30pm with some attractions closing early (namely the bird house, etc), unfortunately we discovered that everything closed at 3.30pm. We had been told by the pleasant... More 

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Best zoo I've ever been to. Stayed nearly all day and could hardly tear ourselves away from watching the polar bears playing. Animals generally looked well and happy. There were so many amazing animals many I'd never seen before in a great setting. Messed up our plans for the rest of our day as we couldn't bear to leave!!

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From panda bears, koala bears to polar bears ... tigers , rainforests and a whole lot more this is a very family friendly tourist attraction. A must see especially when travelling with children . The grounds of the adjacent gardens are lovely. A full day should be allocated to Schonbrunn palace and zoo if you want to see it properly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great, if somewhat tiring experience. There's plenty to walk and see, even if you don't account for the walk through Schoenbrunn Palace grounds to get there. I was hoping to see polar bears (my favorite animal), as I've never seen them outside of some sort of screen before. I was not disappointed. One of the polar bears practically gave... More 

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Realy enjoyed setting walking through schoenbrunn gardens to get there.What a added bonus. The sun was out and everthing was covered in snow oh so magical. Never got to see polar bears they obviously had better things to do. Pandas were playing and i could of stayed and watched them. Had lunch in the center and whow what a setting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Schöonbroon zoo was probably the best one I had ever visited. The animals seem well cared for and they have enough space. There are certain attractions such as the rainforest room, where you'll feel as if you were in a jungle - every day there's artificial rain to make animals fell like in their natural habitat. You can also... More 

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Have to say this was a good day out and the zoo looked well managed and the animals looked healthy and happy. There is quite a lot to see, including some quite amazing polar bears which seem to want to put a display on for you!! The zoo is arranged on the points of a compass and is easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be honest we went there just because of baby panda and we were suprised how beautiful zoo it is! Not so big but very nice. Of course that we did not see baby panda and big panda was all the time turned back. All the attractions (train and footbridge) were close and it was wery cold but there were... More 

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It was snowy/cold when we went but despite hearing that the Zoo was meant to be one of the best on the planet, felt let down by the experience. It appeared dirty (I know it was winter/cold) but just felt a little grubby, as though things hadn't been cleaned for a while. The bottom of the pool the walruses (perhaps... More 

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A fab day out with my teenage daughters. This zoo is voted as the best in Europe- very rightly so. Excellent collection of animals- the panda bears, polar bears, sea lions, elephants, leopards etcc are simply wow. Also its so green and spacious- its a photographers delight. Plus its a part of the schoenbrunn palace complex- a 10 min walk... More 

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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