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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  • August 17, 2017
    From the hotel, this impressive building (former flack Tower) was good to see. It was worth that we soon were on Sunday there - no snakes - all the more in the building behind glass. The whole system has been a great in the metre Tower. To highlight is that the House as a kind of Museum is run, reminiscent of the horrors of the war. The more prettier now that's dedicated to a peaceful purpose is. Created with love and care. Please bring your own time, it would be too bad if what Miss on 11 floors. Up on the 11th floor, there are great views with hosting - it doesn't get any better in Vienna. We will be back!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Pros: • Plenty sea animals to see e.g. Seahorses, frogs, tortoises, snakes • Interesting glass tunnel of various fish Cons: • Lack of oxygen, humid • Most animals were asleep • Elevator takes forever ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We arrived at noon. It expected us a 15-metre queue which was ok because the House has reached the capacity. That was super in there not many people were. The pool and the animals were super. Man may stroke the fish and monkeys were running around just so. It was really nice. Everything is already expensive but you can accept
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  • June 2, 2017
    Very crowded and loud. Did not feel as though I could take my leisure. However the exhibits were amazing. My faves are the ant tube and the seahorses.
  • April 18, 2017
    Great place for the kids. Tons of stuff to see. More interactive exhibits would have been nice for the kids. And it's a bit tight on space.
  • June 6, 2017
    It has a great collection of exotic species and lots of fun for kids to visit. Also great view from the roof of the building!
  • April 15, 2017
    Nice aquarium close to the center. Kids love it. However note that on weekends is easily overcrowded with a long queue outside.
  • May 6, 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 top of the tower there is an open-terasse restaurant and the view is just magnificent. Inside the aquarium you can see different fishes, sea turtles, corals and more. The tropical house is also very interesting to visit with the free-flying birds and the free-running small monkeys.

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