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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  • Clean and proper animal husbandry recreational places for children and parents, very clean and Nice staff. a visit which is to recommend this Tyrolean Alpine is a guest restaurant with good food and reasonable prices.
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  • A huge variety of animals, most of the enclosures open, natural animal habitats Wednesday recreated) most of all I remember the pandas and flamingos) I was in the summer, as there in the cold season, can't imagine! I advise you to go to lunch, after the animals become lazy and sleep after eating) such as the lion in the photograph))
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  • It was an amazing zoo! I have only been to one other zoo where there were polar bears and that was the San Diego zoo. The tiergarten schoenbrunn also had several types of penguins, tigers, and pandas....  more »
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  • Very nice walk with kids (4 and 7 years old). Before closing lions and tigers came out from their cage waiting for feeding, thus we were able to see them very close. A wonderful experience for kids and adults 😀🦁🐆🐯
  • Very nice, unique place... Attractive ZOO just round the corner of Schönbrunn Palace. We had a fascinating day, lovely meal (Vienna Schnitzel- what else??!!) and a great walk in the gardens surrounding Schönbrunn. And if you don't feel like walking you can just sit on the lawns of the hill and enjoy the beautiful view of Vienna and the uniqueness of the place.
  • Great Zoo. Compared to other Zoos (that I've visited) animals have more room for themselves and seem happier. So it's a nice experience and doesn't make you sad because you only feel sorry for them. The variety of animals is also great. You get to see exotic ones as well as Austrian ones (there is a nice area that is built like a farm and there are cows, goats, sheep and you can watch chicken hatching!) You get a map at the entrance that also points out feeding times or times when a zoo worker shows up and tells you about the animals. That's really interesting but can also get too crowded when you want to see popular animals (like the Koala). Would definitely recommend!
  • This zoo is well organized and has all kinds of animals. I couldn't find the lions though. There are a lot of screaming kids so brace yourself. But this zoo wasn't bad.
  • Huge and clean zoo with a wide selection of animals insects reptiles... you can even see the Panda. Before going try to check the feeding hours of your favourite animals. You can spend easily 2 to 3h there. Many little cafes are available through out the zoo for a little pause.

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