Visit the Vienna Zoo at Schönbrunn, the oldest Baroque zoo in the world on the grounds of the imperial summer palace. Get up close with animals from all over the world, like two of the only giant pandas in Europe.
What to Expect
Experience one of the most incredible zoos in the world: the Schönbrunn Tiergarten, first opened in 1752. The Vienna Zoo dates from imperial times and links the medieval with the modern, something especially noticeable in the beautiful Baroque octagonal breakfast pavilion, just a single part of the extraordinarily diverse architectural heritage of Vienna.
The zoo features numerous recreations of habitats from all over the world and is home to more than 4,000 animals, including elephants, koalas, giraffes, and giant pandas. Apart from the Berlin Zoo, Schönbrunn is the only place in mainland Europe to see pandas. The two representatives of this endangered species in Vienna, Yang Yang and Long Hui, arrived at the zoo in 2003.
The zoo, situated on the grounds of Schönbrunn palace, also has a rainforest house and an aquarium. Children of all ages will enjoy the petting zoo, where they can get close to the cuddliest of the animals, and very little ones can run around in the play park.
- Entry to the Schönbrunn Zoo
What's Not Included
- Food and drink (there is a variety of restaurants in the zoo)
Main entrance: ticket hall in Hietzing
Side entrances: Tirolerhof, Neptun ticket booths
Know Before You Go
• The ticket booths close for the last entry, half an hour before the end of visiting times
• Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
• The aquarium/terrarium closes at the end of visiting times, the aviary 1 hour before, and all other enclosures half an hour before
• Opening hours:
6 Nov - 31 Jan: 9:00 - 16:30
1 - 29 Feb: 9:00 - 17:00
1 - 31 Mar: 9:00 - 17:30
1 Apr - 30 Sep: 9:00 - 18:30
1 - 31 Oct: 9:00 - 17:30