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Family in front of the elephant enclosure in Schönbrunn Zoo
© Harald Eisenberger

Schönbrunn Zoo

The animal compounds of the 250 years old zoo have a particularly generous and natural design. More than 700 - some highly endangered - animal species live here: from Siberian tigers, pandas and hippos to one-horned rhinoceroses. Other Highlights: the Koala House, the lion pen, the South America Park, the aquarium and terrarium with coral reef and the "Polarium." Furthermore, the Zoo ORANG.erie - the home of the orang-utans - and the Rain Forest House where you and your children can marvel at the vast range of flora and fauna from Borneo.

The Nature Experience Trail with a fire salamander climbing wall and a cobweb for clambering will also capture the hearts of young visitors. So will the Treetop Trail - a dizzying 160 meter long rope bridge 10 meters above ground.

Do you want to experience a tropical thunderstorm in the rainforest house? Or watch how cheetahs and jaguars consume their prey? Or see how penguins and seals are fed? This is where you'll find feeding times and other dates.

Hungry? Café-Atelier Nonja, the Imperial Pavilion and the Tirolergarten pamper hungry visitors.

Tip: Anyone who has run out of steam should hop on the Panoramabahn sightseeing train for a tour of the zoological gardens. Excellent views of the city below await from the Gloriette in the extended tour of the Schlosspark. Vienna City Card

Guided Tours at Night

Observe exotic animals at night! This is possible during a special tour through the zoo with infrared binoculars. These guided tours are offered all year round (groups: 20 persons maximum, children from 10 years of age), each tour lasts 90 minutes and can be booked at: Tel. (+43 1) 877 92 94–500 (business days).

The Desert House

Desert Adventure: In the former Sundial House in the Schönbrunn Palace Park, you and your children can observe the strategies that desert plants and animals develop to survive in extreme living conditions.

Palm House

The jungle in the city: splendid exotic plants await you in the palm house.

Combination Tickets available for Zoo, Palm House, Desert House or for Giant Ferris Wheel & Schönbrunn Zoo.

Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße

Schönbrunner Schlosspark
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -16%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 21,5€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.

Desert Experience House

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • May to September
      daily 9 a.m. - 6 pm., last admission 5:30 p.m.
    • October to April
      daily 9 a.m. - 5 pm., last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatische Schiebetüre )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        near Hietzing entrance, about 100 meters from building
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition rooms: no steps.

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

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Schwingtüre 110 cm wide)
      • Ramp 110 cm long , 18 cm high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      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.

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