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Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna

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Located on the grounds of the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, Schönbrunn Zoo mixes rich history and the animal kingdom. Wander through this World Heritage Site for sightings of giant pandas, koalas, orangutans, tigers, penguins, and more.  Visit the Amazon rainforest, or catch a polar bear feeding in the polarium. The zoo, the oldest in the world, opened in 1752 as a menagerie. You'll find an interesting architectural mix here, with original buildings from the Baroque era mingling with modern zoo architecture.The zoo offers several themed tours, as well as the chance to customize a guided tour according to your personal interest, if you book in advance. Plan to visit Schönbrunn Zoo during your Vienna vacation using our convenient Vienna visit planner.
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  • Its been a while since I visited any kind of zoo and I've also been fortunate to see may animals in the wild. So whilst I see the potential value in a zoo for people who don't get the change to... 
    Its been a while since I visited any kind of zoo and I've also been fortunate to see may animals in the wild. So whilst I see the potential value in a zoo for people who don't get the change to...  more »
  • A really great place to go for a few hours. We were lucky with the weather too. Be sure to add tickets to see the Palm house and Desert house. A few enclosures were closed in the zoo , so we missed....  more
    A really great place to go for a few hours. We were lucky with the weather too. Be sure to add tickets to see the Palm house and Desert house. A few enclosures were closed in the zoo , so we missed....  more »
  • This zoo is such an amazing place to visit. It has such an array of animals, including koala bears, polar bears, crocodiles and even spiders! Had such an enjoyable time and loved how much space the....  more
    This zoo is such an amazing place to visit. It has such an array of animals, including koala bears, polar bears, crocodiles and even spiders! Had such an enjoyable time and loved how much space the....  more »
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  • One of the oldest zoos in the world! This was such an amazing experience. The zoo was a lot bigger than we were expecting it to be and beyond crowded so we would recommend buying tickets in advance and getting there early. You will not be disappointed visiting this zoo from child age to adult there is something to admire for everyone.
  • Such a great Zoo! Make sure you go early enough because it is a rather big location and if you want to enjoy the whole thing you are going to need about 2-3+ hours. So many animals to see! And you can use the map they provide you with to plan out your exploration. Great location for little children and for couples! Don't miss out when you visit Vienna, since it's one of the oldest Zoos of Europe!
  • I don't like zoos much, but would definitely say that this one is the best I have ever been to. It's location in the huge park makes it very pleasant to walk. Animals have very big space and look like those who aren't taken care about. Would highly recommend visiting this place with your kids or family
  • There’s so much to see at this amazing zoo! We didn’t even get to see it all because of the lack of time 😩 They definitely had it ALL! Polar Bears, Penguins, Wolves, INSECTS Definitely a great experience! Only downfall was that it was snowing the day we went so it was freezing 😢 But we enjoyed it regardless and know it would be even more fun in the sun 🌞
  • I never would have thought that a zoo could be so big. The walk around the zoo lasted more than 3 hours. Very interesting and well-planned zoo, with a great variety of animals and atmosphere. There are cafes and toilets on site. The area is clean and tidy.

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