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Tiergarten Schönbrunn is truly a world class zoo, and reputedly, one of the oldest zoos in the world. It offers a large expanse of land exhibiting tigers, reptiles, elephants, giraffes, even pandas and orangutangs. An exceptional feature of the zoo is the maintenance of the areas, and the ability to see wild animals extremely close up through glass barriers and windows. The zoo is particularly crowded on weekends. I definitely recommend this zoo for a visit, whether you are new to Vienna, or a tourist. Tip: An annual pass is available for the zoo, and is a great value option if you plan to visit more than once or twice during the year.
The zoo is great! Take your kids and family. There is something for everyone and the facilities to entertain the children are super :)
I spent a lovely sunday here last week. I stayed there about three hours, and didn't manage to see everything, so plan ahead and go early. Another good reason to go early is to 'use' your ticket fully, since without discounts and stuff it's a little pricey. Although I understand it, zoo maintenance must cost a lot.
There are lots of toilets inside, with dedicated spaces for changing your baby's nappy if you need it. There are also lots of refreshment, but they're predictably a little expensive, so if it is a hot day, at least bring a bottle of water.
I especially liked the outer parts of the zoo, where you walk through a little wood, and the area where monkeys and seals are. The central circle, which you see right after the entrance shows its age - it looks like an old-fashioned zoo there, with little space for the animals.
It's nice for doing something different, though, it made me feel like I was on holiday!
Schönbrunn was grubby the first time I ever went in the early 90s, but it has since recovered and flourished. The habitats are good, the animals seem healthy and the educational focus is excellent. If this progress continues under the new Director, I expect nothing but a world class zoo.
The yearly membership is a great deal, by the way, and pays for itself in just a couple visits.