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The Vienna Zoo is hosted by the beautiful, imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the 13th district of Vienna, easily reachable by the U4 metro line in ca. 10 minutes from Karlsplatz. Get off at station Hietzing and walk along the Hietzinger Hauptstrasse and the Maxingstrasse to the entrance of the zoo. Since it is located in the Schönbrunn Park, it is a good idea to visit the zoo, the Schönbrunn Palace and the beautiful park on the same day. The minimum time you'll spend here is half-a-day...

The Oldest Zoo in the World
History of the Schönbrunn Tiergarten traces back to 1752, making it the world's oldest zoo. Set in a beautiful surrounding, it is home to more than 500 species, including refuge for several threatened species. You will be amazed by how close you can get to the animals and the creative ways in which you will be educated about them while enjoying your walk through the zoo. The major thematic areas of the zoo include the following: Polarium (polar animals), ORANG.erie (primates), aquarium, terrarium, Tirol House, rat house, rain forest house, insect house, South America house, bird house and panda house.

Information for Visitors
The zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm from April to September. In the other months, it is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (March, October), or to 5:00 pm (February) or to 4:30 pm (January, November and December). There are no closing days, it is open throughout the year. Admission tickets are available at the entrance: 15 EUR/adult, 7 EURO/child (6 to 18 years of age). Under the age of 6, children can enter the zoo free of charge. Please note that all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

It is a good idea to visit the animals when they are fed. Here are some of the most popular feeding times:
10:00 am: orangutans, African elephants
10:30 am: southern sea lions, giant tortoises (aquarium house)
11:00 am: king penguins
11:30 am: monkey house, coral reef in the aquarium
01:30 pm: piranhas (aquarium house)
02:00 pm: jaguar and Siberian tiger (except Wednesday and Saturday)
02:30 pm: giant pandas

Additional Info
There are several places in the zoo where you can buy snacks, beverages and light meals. There is a tavern on the upper level by the Tirolean House where you can enjoy Tyrolean delicacies and grilled meals during the summer months. The Emperor's Pavillion by the flamingos has a special architectural style from the baroque era. At the orangutans' house, you can have a light meal or a cup of coffee at the Café Atelier Nonja.

There are two playgrounds in the Vienna Zoo for children, making it an ideal place for a family visit.

Sample Pictures

taking an afternoon nap rainforest in the heart of Vienna zebras lots of fun for kids narrow pathways put you close to nature is there anything in there? beautiful surrounding lookout tower for kids, close to the animals


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