Schönbrunn ZooMaxingstraße 13b, 1130 Wien
Schönbrunn Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world, and has now been named Europe’s best zoo five times in a row. Part of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site with the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn Palace at its centre, it provides a unique blend of culture and nature, while promoting conservation and biodiversity. The zoo’s special appeal comes from its imperial charm.
Spread across a 17 hectare site, visitors can see 700 different species, some of which are critically endangered, from all over the world: including the most popular residents our giant pandas, giraffes eye-to-eye from a purpose-built gallery, orangutans swinging from rope to rope, Siberian tigers dozing on their platforms, koalas munching their way through piles of eucalyptus leaves, and African elephants wallowing in their mud baths.