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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

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Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1 | 1060 Vienna, Vienna 1060, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5871417
09:00 - 18:00
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Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 09:00 - 18:00

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Aqua trip

Nice place specially the reptiles were amazing. So many different species of fish and snakes. A bit expensive for an adult but good small zoo

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place specially the reptiles were amazing. So many different species of fish and snakes. A bit expensive for an adult but good small zoo

Thank Mohammad K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting aquarium and building with good views. You can walk through some of the animal habitats. We went on to the outside balcony at night and the views were great. Would recommend.

Thank Robert W
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have wandered there by chance and it was very worthy. Originally Control Tower and shelter from WW2 was repurposed to ZOO. Excellent architecture, this ecological approach should be appreciated. It is lead by non profit org. and You can feel personal touch on every floor. Very special experience. Good for couples, families and solos as well.. on the top... More 

Thank Susannah A
Arundel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A marvellous collection in an unusual venue! A must see in a city overflowing with beauty. Stunning exhibits with additional residents you would not expect to see. A wonderful attraction capped with a cafe and terrace at the top with amazing views over Vienna.

Thank jbloxham18
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to head here on the last day of our 4 day trip to Vienna. The experience started terribly when we joined what appeared to be a queue from the entrance (revolving doors into a mass of people). Most people joined the rest just joined in half way through as there were no barriers to help people get in... More 

Thank Tim V
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I love WW2 history, so a visit to Viennas flak tower was on my to do list anyway. The aquarium is in an old flak tower, and because of this has an interesting vertical layout. The aquarium itself has some really well laid out exhibits and there was plenty to look at. It was nice having animals... More 

Thank LivingTheDream247
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a few friends came here on our trip to Vienna. It is a really tall building with a lot of steps but there is a lift there. There is pretty much everything you can think of in an aqua zoo. We spent about 2 hours here. Just gutted they didn't have penguins

Thank Kieran W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had very interesting morning, it was worth waiting on rain to get in there. I think it was 11 flours (?) of pure ZOO pleasure. Mostly there were families with kids but it is very interesting for adults (as a substitute for traveling on tropic destinations;) ).

Thank Ivana H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a novel experience and you do get to see a lot of wildlife on the many floors. The monkey enclosure being the most popular. Best part for me was the view from the roof above the cafe. Quite expensive for what it was though.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating watchtower from the second world war turned into a combination of zoo and aquarium. Sorry we didn't find out about this before!

Thank Anne R

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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 centre. 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 theatre decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.
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