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Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna

Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna
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last update on Jan 24, 2020
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Besides giraffes, elephants, South American sea lions and numerous other animal species, the zoo also houses lions.
© Daniel Zupanc Besides giraffes, elephants, South American sea lions and numerous other animal species, the zoo also houses lions.

Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn), or Vienna Zoo, is located on the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. It is the oldest continously operating zoo in the world and has been voted Europe’s Best Zoo four times in a row. Each year, more than two million visitors come to see the zoo’s panda twins, elephants, polar bears and numerous other animals. The zoo is part of the Schönbrunn UNESCO world heritage site.

The Zoo's Attractions

The zoo in Vienna is considered one of the most modern zoos in the world. More than 700 animal species live here. It is also one of the world’s few zoos to house giant pandas. Other attractions include a rainforest house, the large South American area and the ORANG.erie, which is home to its orangutans. Besides, visitors get to watch polar bears diving and swimming in the zoo’s “Franz Josef Land“. In May 2017, a new giraffe park was opened, enabling visitors to meet the giraffes on eye level.

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Historical Information

The Giant Panda twins, Fu Ban and Fu Feng, were born in August 2016 and are just one of several of the zoo's attractions and highlights.
© Daniel Zupanc The Giant Panda twins, Fu Ban and Fu Feng, were born in August 2016 and are just one of several of the zoo's attractions and highlights.

Schönbrunn Zoo was founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752 by the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I., husband of Maria Theresia. The preserved buildings of the 18th century still convey a neat impression of the former menagerie and its historic charm.

In 1828, the first giraffe arrived from Africa, and in 1906, the zoo saw the birth of the first African elephant conceived in human care. The next sensational event followed in 2007, when a panda baby, that was naturally conceived at the zoo, was born in Schönbrunn.

How to get there

In the historic center of the zoo,visitors find the café and restaurant, located in the former imperial breakfast pavilion.
© Daniel Zupanc In the historic center of the zoo,visitors find the café and restaurant, located in the former imperial breakfast pavilion.

Schönbrunn Zoo is located next to Schönbrunn Palace. In order to reach the main entrance, use the park entrance gate Hietzinger Tor.

On public transport
U4 (underground): Station Hietzing
Tramway: 10, 58, 60
Bus: 10A, 51A, 56A, 56B, 58A

By car
If you travel by car there are two park & ride spaces only a couple of underground stations away from the zoo. There is also a parking lot in the vicinity.

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The Sheas trip to the Vienna Zoo in July 2015.

Contact

Schönbrunner Tiergarten-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Maxingstraße 13b
1130
Wien / Vienna
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Phone+43 1 877 92 94-0
Fax+43 1 877 96 41
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