Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Schönbrunn zoo) is a zoo located on the grounds of the famous Schönbrunn Palace. Founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, it is the oldest zoo in the world.

A small zoo had already existed on the premises since 1540, but the complex was opened to the public only in 1779.

The Schönbrunn zoo is one of the few zoos worldwide to house giant pandas.

Other zoo attractions include a rainforest house, in which the spectator is led through a simulation of the Amazon rainforest, an aquarium, which enables spectators to walk through underneath a simulation of the Amazon in flood, and, more recently, an exhibit of animals in unnatural habitats. The new polarium for animals of the Arctic region was opened in early 2004.

Day tickets

Per Person Groups of more than 10 Persons
Adults € 16,50 € 14,50
Children and adolescents * € 8,- € 7,-
Disabled persons (50% +) * € 8,- € 7,-
Children under 6 years free free

You can also Buy tickets online, save € 1.00 per ticket and avoid queues at the ticket office.

Opening times

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 365 days a year – also on public holidays. Closing time varies according to the seasons and is between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time – this is also the latest entry time for the zoo.

January 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
February 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
March 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
April–September 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
October (until daylight saving time ends) 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
November–December 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Aquarium-Terrarium House and the Tyrolean farm house close at the end of visiting hours, the Bird House closes an hour before, and all other animal houses close half an hour before.

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