The best zoo in Europe, with the new orangutan house

The former imperial orangery was converted into a paradise for the red-haired primates, the orangutans: Where exotic plants and citrus fruits once spent the winter, apes now play in climbing trees, on nets and ropes. And they can be proud of their new home, because the zoo has been named the best in Europe.

The shaggy orangutans swing through the air eleven meters up. This is equivalent to their natural habitat in the forest canopy and they definitely prefer it. The redesigned orangery provides the apes with a 750 m2 outdoor enclosure with climbing trees, nets and ropes. It is also possible for visitors to watch the behaviors of the great apes from close up.

The zoo’s information center provides information both on the evolutionary history of the great apes and also on their lives and the dangers they face. At Café Nonja, named after a special artist, the orangutan female “Nonja”, visitors to the zoo are treated to Asian delicacies. Pictures of Nonja are also on display here.

Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Eingang über Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße, 1130  Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 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 (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.

U4, Tram 10, 58, 60: Hietzing
Combined ticket: Zoo, Palmery & Desert House for 13,- instead of 16,- €
Combined ticket: Giant Ferris Wheel & Schönbrunn Zoo 14,50 €  

Interview: Dagmar Schratter, Director of the Schönbrunn Zoo, is a true Vienna fan 

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