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.
Tours to Schönbrunn Zoo
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Duration: 1 to 6 days
Vienna Family: Vienna Card, Schonbrunn Zoo, Prater Ferris Wheel, Madame Tussauds BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $133
Duration: 3 days
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Duration: 1 to 24 hours
Schönbrunn Zoo reviews
The zoo is huge, home to a lot of different animals from all over the world, and a great place to spend your free time at. Everything is clean and tidy, snack and drink stands are placed throughout... more »
Probably the ugliest and worst ZOO in Europe. Very small expositions, many animals hidden in a small cottages and lot of parts closed. Wanna see Panda? Look at those poor animals being kept at... 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 time...it 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!
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