Adia with her children in front of the Gloriette at Schönbrunn

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A day in Vienna with the family

Adia is exploring Vienna for a day with her two sons. In the Vienna/Now video, the three of them show us the places they love most – maybe they are or will be your favorites too...

Vienna/Now - A Day with the Family

Schönbrunn Zoo

Observe animals! At the Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world with over 250 years in existence. Many animal lovers also consider it the most beautiful zoo in the world, since the enclosures have a particularly spacious and natural design. You can find more than 700 animal species here, including lions, tigers, orangutans, hippos, pandas, horned rhinos, sharks and cute lemurs and meerkats. Frequently their adorable babies are also nearby.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburgs residence, is a treasure trove for families. The Baroque Garden’s marvelous grounds invites children to romp around outdoors. Don’t miss the Gloriette! The view of Vienna from the 20-meter observation platform is stunning. Young and old can also play hide-and-seek in the 2,700 m² Maze & Labyrinth. And there are many play stations at the Labyrinthikon playground. Indoors, at the hands-on children’s museum, you can learn about the daily life of the emperor’s children and see some of the 1,441 rooms once occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth (the famous “Sisi”). The puppet theater spirits children away into a realm of fantasy.

Enjoy the many benefits and discounts offered by the Vienna City Card. Vienna City Card for families

Gänsehäufel

Gänsehäufel is a kind of “pool inside a pool”: it is simultaneously a large island (formerly for breeding geese) and a public swimming area at and in the Old Danube. You can choose to jump into a pool or dive into the clear water of the Old Danube all around. Lots of action can be had on the water slides. A summer feeling in Viennese. By the way, those who enjoy lofty views can enjoy the ascents at the Gänsehäufel Climbing Park.

Prater

From the Giant Ferris Wheel to the Schweizerhaus, the 300,000 m² iconic Viennese Prater Amusement Park offers you historic rides as well as modern attractions. Here you can get shaken, rattled and tossed into the air. As well as frightened, startled and amused. The little ones can ride the Zwergerlbahn while the daredevils whirl in circles on the Praterturm at speeds of up to 60 km/h and a height of 95 meters. A spin on the Giant Ferris Wheel, in contrast, is relaxing for everyone, as is a walk in the adjacent greenspace of the Prater.

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Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße

Schönbrunner Schlosspark
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -15%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 24 € / Savings: 3,50 €

  • Opening times

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

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors)
    • 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.

Park at Schönbrunn Palace Entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Maxingstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 06:30 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Sightseeing-train through the palace park with hydraulic auto-lift for wheelchairs. Daily between 10 am and 6 pm from mid March until the end of October. Reduced price for wheelchair-users.

    • Comments

      Daily until dusk, some sights only accessible through gentle climbs and over gravel paths.

Schönbrunn: Maze

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: 3,50€ instead of 4,50€ per person

  • Opening times

    • 1.4.-2.11. daily, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (100 cm wide)
        via park
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Café Gloriette

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna

Gänsehäufel

Moissigasse 21
1220 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Anfang bis Mitte Mai Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Mitte Mai bis Ende August Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Anfang September bis Mitte September Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 19:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 19:00

Prater

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
    • daily, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Weather permitting

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (Waldsteingartenstraße)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.

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