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Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo, Vienna

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Watch out for free-flying birds and free-running monkeys at Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo. Housing over 10,000 aquatic beings, and home to the country's first saltwater aquarium, the zoo offers a panoramic view of the city from the terrace of the building. Made from German bunkers used during World War II, the zoo has animals like crocodiles and snakes in the terrarium section; sharks, sea turtles, and corals in the tropical seawater section; and anemones, shells, crabs, sea urchins, and starfish in the Mediterranean sea section. Enjoy light refreshments at the cafe on the terrace as you take in the views of the city. Be sure to check the zoo's website for feeding schedules and special events. Plan to visit Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 r...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit with plenty to see. Fairly high in the tower is an indoor jungle with monkeys, free flying birds and plenty of tanks. The rest of the aquarium is also excellent.
  • Been to a lot of aquariums around the world, this has to be one of the worst. For what you pay, it is completely underwhelming. It is so small and so tight, especially during the weekend, you can barely turn breath. Also this building was a armored radar tower from the 40s, and is very small especially at the higher floors. On the top 3 floors there is only a small display on each floor. The so call highlight, the "Atlantic Tunnel", is only about 5 metres long and have limited amount of sea life. The only redeeming thing is the view. On the upper floors, you can walk outside and see a panoramic view of the city.
  • Very nice aqua zoo which also has bats and some other animals that are not exactly living in the water. As a plus you get a great view from the top of the building over the city.
  • Our toddler had a terrific time but the fun is not limited to kids. We got here searching for indoor activities in December and we had a good one. The belvedere point at the top is a must.
  • Great place for a visit, especially for kids. You can see Vienna from rooftop and see some cool animals and fish. Only the price seems a bit too high,other then that very cool place to visit.