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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  • Best Zoo ever. Visit this Zoo in late March 2018. It is located in Vienna, in the gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace. The zoo is much bigger than you think, and you need a half day or a full day to visi...  more »
  • Well maintained the animals are in great condition excellent work being done for endangered species staff are informative and always ready to help great place with children food inside the zoo is good...  more »
  • Beautiful, only bad thing about the train, I recommend to avoid it. You stand still for a very long time, for a ride.
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  • I absolutely love the Zoo and have already my third annual card and planning to purchase it again once my current one expires. I love it because it is so green and so big with countless attractions. The animals have very different houses spread all over the huge area of the Zoo so as you walk around you slowly get to discover more animals and some really cool spots, like the orangutan house, which is a bit hidden and has a restaurant and a playground beside it, or the penguins indoor pool, where you can see them swimming under water, as well as the animals directly in the wild, like white wolves, where there is also a really cool playground and as you go up into the wild you find this nice authentic Austrian restaurant and going back to the lower part you go across an impressive suspension bridge, and so many other unique spots that you find each time you visit, reason why an annual card is so worth it then we don't have to rush when visiting, we simply enjoy. If you have a chance to watch some of the animals feeding it's worth it to plan for it (on the Zoo map they note which animals are fed when), one of my favorites are the sea lions, cause they do some jumps to catch their fish, it's quite fun. Now in summer is even nicer cause all restaurants offer outdoor seating and the kids can have even more fun in one of the many playgrounds.
  • Generally good day out. We went with kids on an extremely hot day, most animals were in hiding but it was generally nice. Plenty of drinking fountains around for you to fill water bottles. They have feeding times for various animals, so it is worth looking up the times before coming. I would recommend going for the seal feeding (around 10:30 CET). The orangutan's restaurant was cheap and had decent food (burger was at least) - I'd recommend going there if you don't have packed lunch.
  • Best zoo we've ever seen ... and been to many. Went at opening and animals were being fed so very active. Koalas, polar bears and alligators were my kids' favorite. You could get a good view. Nice little walk through woods to see wolves & bees. Beautiful buildings & gardens throughout.
  • A really good zoo. There live animals you will never see in eastern Europe. A special interest is gained by pandas. This is one of the two zoos in Europe where you may see a giant panda. The zoo is surrounded by a huge territory with a Palace, garden, park. Just amazing place. Is a must in Vienna.
  • On our last day in this cultural capital we decided to explore the zoo (my wife & me). We were in for such pleasant surprises and breathtaking moments. When the tiger just walks past you through the glass window you cannot help but hold your breathe. The adorable penguins are such a delight to watch. The sea lions and the their language would make any adult explore their childish side. And so many more... Highly recommended!
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