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Alpenzoo, Innsbruck

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Get a glimpse of alpine wildlife at Alpenzoo. The only zoo in the world devoted to indigenous alpine species, this site houses more than 2,000 animals. The zoo accommodates 20 alpine mammal species, 60 kinds of birds, 11 types of reptiles, and six amphibian species, as well as nearly all alpine fish species. Built on the side of the mountain, the zoo requires a lot of walking up and down the slopes. Rest at one of the picnic areas with the view of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains. Dogs are not permitted inside the zoo. With our online itinerary creator, Innsbruck attractions like Alpenzoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Not too much to say. We stop here on our way down from the top of the mountain. Definitely an attraction for a family, but as a couple is was ok. Nothing wrong with it just ok. 
    Not too much to say. We stop here on our way down from the top of the mountain. Definitely an attraction for a family, but as a couple is was ok. Nothing wrong with it just ok.  more »
  • Sadly, as it was very hot, animals were sheltering from the heat, so had limited views . the zoo is built on the hillside so quite tiring going from one level to next with minimal flat areas. 
    Sadly, as it was very hot, animals were sheltering from the heat, so had limited views . the zoo is built on the hillside so quite tiring going from one level to next with minimal flat areas.  more »
  • Really enjoyed this zoo! There are more to see than you realize and also considering that it's a small zoo. Very interesting exhibits as far as the way they chose to take the visitor through. Very... 
    Really enjoyed this zoo! There are more to see than you realize and also considering that it's a small zoo. Very interesting exhibits as far as the way they chose to take the visitor through. Very...  more »
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  • We had an amazing time at the alpine zoo. We saw almost all of the animals that are in the exhibits, including baby bobcats. We had a toddler in a stroller and while the trails are fairly steep, it was still very manageable. The zoo is well worth the visit and all of the animals seem healthy and happy in their exhibits.
  • Great for all ages. 100m from top to bottom but no steps. Really nice layout. I wish the song birds had a bit more space. Worth the trip! The mergansers were NOT part of the exhibit but were there!
  • The Zoo is overrated, and was a let down. There are ample parking facilities, but take the first one... If the upper ones are full, it's tough to get back down. We waited in the hot sun in queue to buy tickets - it would have been nice to have a covered shelter there. The signs guiding one around the zoo were faded, and confusing. Some areas of the zoo were closed for repairs, and some animals like the wolves and bears were missing. Yes, it's common to have animals hiding sometimes, but having exhibits open with no animals in them is disappointing. The exhibit with vultures and other raptors, though, was awe inspiring, and the aquarium was fascinating. There are many play areas for small kids, and information booths for the others. My son tried the Spaghetti Bolognese at the Cafe and gave up after a few bites. Couldn't blame him - it tastes like boiled cardboard. In summary, the zoo has its highs and lows, but unfortunately, the lows predominate. I would recommend that the zoo lower the price of admission until they fix up the place. At the moment, it's not worth the price.
  • Lovely zoo which shows the typical wild life from Austria. I like the fact that you can get quite close to the animals. For kids it's also very nice ,you have a nice playground as well
  • Nice zoo with local animals. Sadly no feedings on the Saturday we went. We could see most animals. The infosigns could have more written information about the animals. The park is set on a hill, easy for adults to walk through tho. The restaurant is expensive as usual for zoo restaurants.

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