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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

#28 of 573 things to do in Vienna Features Animals
Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
+43 1 5871417
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Nice small Zoo in the City

The Zoo is located in the old building which was previously used by army for air defense for the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
palo j

This is a hidden gem, one of the highlights of our trip. Excellent use of a building in the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
+43 1 5871417
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Zoo is located in the old building which was previously used by army for air defense for the Vienna city. Every floor has different kind of animals, also aquariums with big fishes and other sea inhabitants. On the top of the building is a...More

Thank palo j
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem, one of the highlights of our trip. Excellent use of a building in the city centre. A must visit and great for children.

Thank poppetgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to kill a few hours and we hardly left the place..it is absolutely fantastic!! 11 floors with different species of fish, insects, reptiles, etc..big aquariums, small aquariums, easy to read information, very nicely arranged..after finishing the visit, on top of the building...More

Thank Loreleileilei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in the middle (not necessarily literal) of such town like Vienna you can find this oasis full of life, live fishes and reptiles and luxuriant vegetation. Great for children and quite educational. Last floor has a coffee shop with nice view, outside area of the...More

Thank ciscko b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Haus des Meeres is fantastic, so don't miss it. It has an amazing collection of fish, sharks, turtles and reptiles. This is worth the entrance fee on its own. But it also has the best views in Vienna and has a great cafe with...More

1  Thank Gareth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our little girl loved this place, So many floors to explore. She loved the bubbles you could pop in and put your head under. I would recommend this place if you have young children to entertain

Thank thelocalbigdog
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Came here mainly for the view from the top but found the Zoo interesting and a surprise. All it needs is a butterfly house

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

To avoid to escalate the stairs, you should take the elevator to the last floor, and start the visit. Here you have the terrace with a great view to the city.

1  Thank tobilaTimisoara
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Situated very close to the biggest shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, the Haus des Meeres is a public aquarium and zoo, which is a nice place to visit. The building itself is a tall concrete flak tower built during World War II. At the...More

1  Thank Nelly_BF
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Definitely worth every cent paid. Compared to the Schonbrunn Zoo, this is the total opposite. We enjoyed a good two hours walking and learning and seeing a lot of different fish and reptiles. I think that this gem in the heart of Vienna is not...More

Thank Claudia V
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 centre. One of the most historic sites in the
area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with
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Alexis M
Does this place allow small dogs?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Pete C | Reviewed this property |
not that i am aware of.
Najla F
The trip advisor site does not show entrance fee; while the fee is applicable at the entrance door. Why trip advisor did not post the correct entrance fee to the aquarium zoo? Thanks
16 May 2016|
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Response from RogierT | Reviewed this property |
Tripadvisor is not meant to accurately keep track of commercial attraction pricings - its a review/advisory site and not affiliated with the attractions. Hotels tend to affil with TA due to extensive exposure, i wouldnt look... More
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