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Proud host of the Eurovision Song Contest Vienna 2015

„Building Bridges“! Vienna sets an example – at the Eurovision Song Contest (19 - 23 May 2015)

remembeRING, Sigmund Freud, Portrait

remembeRING Vienna – Find your historic self and win!

Butterfly on a leaf

The diversity of Vienna’s flora and fauna

As one of the greenest cities in the world, Vienna is definitely a place to live in – not only for its inhabitants, but also for its many plants and animals.

Kestrel Kestrel
Bat Bat
Wollemia nobilis in the Schönbrunn Palm House Wollemia Nobilis in the Schönbrunn Palm House

The Vienna Woods Biosphere Reserve, the Lainz Game Preserve and the Lobau - part of the Donau-Auen National Park - offer a unique habitat for many animals and plants. Yet the green city center, numerous communal gardens, landscaped house walls and roof terraces as well as around 27,000 allotments also contribute to Vienna's impressive array of species. Here are a few key figures:

  • 135 protected species of butterfly
  • 320 nesting sites for kestrels
  • 20 species of bat (out of a total of 28 species across Austria)
  • 200 beavers in the Lobau
  • 19 species of fish in the Old Danube.

In addition, around 600 beekeepers are active in Vienna. Perhaps the best-known beehives are situated on the roofs of the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater and the Old General Hospital. Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world, is concerned with humane animal keeping: the complicated natural breeding of the threatened panda bear has been successful here three times, with Fu Long (2009), Fu Hu (2010) and Fu Bao (2013). And the Schönbrunn Palm House contains an example of the "Wollemia nobilis", one of the rarest and oldest species of tree in the world, with a history going back 200 million years. Vienna is therefore in possession of the oldest example in Europe.

Events Tips:

Biosphärenpark-Infopoint Wien Mauer

Anton-Krieger-Gasse/Kalksburger Straße
1230   Wien

Lainz Game Preserve

Lainzer Tor, Hermesstraße
1130   Wien
  • Contacts

    • Visitor Center :  +43 1 4000 49 200
  • Prices

    • Free admission

National Park House Vienna-Lobau

Dechantweg 8
1220   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Opening hours

    • 01. Sep 2010 to 26. Oct 2010
      Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) Entrance via Hietzinger Tor / Hietzinger Hauptstraße

1130   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

  • Opening hours

    • January
      Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • February
      Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • March
      Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • April to September
      Daily 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • October to the end of October
      Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • November to December
      Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swing door)
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.

Palm House (Palmenhaus) in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130   Wien
  • Contacts

  • Prices

    • Adults  €4,00
    • Young people under 19  €3,00
  • Opening hours

    • May to September
      Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • October to April
      Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Swing door 110 cm wide)
      • Ramp 110 cm long,18 cm high
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).

    • Comments

      Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.

Am Himmel

Himmelstraße/Ecke Höhenstraße
1190   Wien

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