Visit Vienna and you’ll likely take in the iconic State Opera House, tantalise the taste buds on a slice of Sachertorte, climb the south tower of St Stephan’s Cathedral, take a look at Freud’s place, or even get tickets to a ball. You might not however, contemplate a visit to the zoo.
Schönbrunn Zoo Vienna is the oldest zoo in the world and as such is a treat for those who like their animals up close and personal. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the land that extends out from the majestic Schönbrunn Palace the zoo is home to over 500 species. All of which fall under the zoo’s efforts towards conservation and education.
Originally a ‘menagerie’ of animals gathered to make up Emperor Francis Stephen of Lorraine’s private collection, the zoo has kept this unique set up allowing a more personable encounter with the animals. Well, personable, as I found out; once I actually found them…
Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna is open all year round check their website for details. Adult tickets are €15 and children’s admissions are €7 (children 6 and under are free).
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