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Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna

Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Went here in middle of September 2020 and it was a very good experience. Nice and clean zoo with very good surroundings for the animals. Seemed to be in really good condition and taking extremely...  more »
  • The greatest ZOO I’ve ever seen. So many exotic species, beautiful sourunding area. I recommend to reserve 5-6 hours minimum ( i’ts a very big area). I’ ll come back here for sure😍  more »
  • I really wish they would invest all that money they become from the guests to expande areas for the animals and not keep buying more of them. On such small area there are too many different types of....  more »
  • This is one of the loveliest zoos I have ever been too. It’s a little pricey at €20. I visited at new year- it was very cold and covered in snow. But it was a lot less crowded too! The zoo is spread out over a vast area. It is beautifully planned. Multiple animals from all across the world. I was surprised to see sloths and koalas up close- as having been to Costa Rica and Australia - this zoo made it super easy to stare at them in close range. The zoo is a fun place- for all age groups. It would take a whole day to see everything if you end up watching all the animal meal time feeding sessions. Well worth a visit! just to seen penguins! I was so happy to see my first penguins :) thank you Vienna zoo!
  • I thought we'll spend no more than 2 hrs, first because it was a rainy winter and windy day thinking that the animals will be in their cages not being able to see them but... surprise! We spent about 5 hrs only in the zoo....and we could be there more was great!!! 20€ worth it. I believe that in the summer can be a whole day of fun going around to see the gardens. The usual and general problem in Austria is the translation of signs and explanations for tourists, I used the Google translate. Disabled friendly, reachable toilets, tidy clean, feeding and shows with explanation - look for the timetables. Handicap friendly. Discounts. Take a map with you so you won't miss anything....great to all the family. If you don't want to spend much money, take snacks and drinking water or a bottle to fill. Enjoy!
  • I really enjoyed walking this zoo. Fabulous history here. Lovely layout, easy to walk around and seeing the old and new enclosures. Went the end of winter, still a chill in the air. Would look stunning in summer. The animals looked great. Well worth a visit.
  • One of the best zoos in terms of the layout and location. It's really so beautiful that a walk around in itself is worth it. Supposedly it was voted Europe's best zoo, though I think that is debatable as there are zoos with a wider collection, but this definitely ranks among the top.
  • This is a great zoo! Visited with our 5-year old and it's not too big for him to handle, yet there are all the animals you expect to see. It's nicely kept and the animals look pretty happy. The location is great and you can easily add a stroll through the park which has other attractions available. It's definitely a must see when in Vienna (and not just for kids :-)).

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