Schönbrunn Zoo

Founded in 1752 by the Empress Maria Theresia as a “menagerie”, Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world and not only part of the UNESCO world heritage Schönbrunn, but also voted the best zoo in Europe in 2012. More than 700 animal species, some of them endangered, have their home here in a perfect harmony between protected historical buildings and modern zoo-keeping.


Please note: 

Before you visit Schönbrunn Zoo, we would like to draw your attention to the following information:

  • Indoors, wear an FFP2 mask (from 14 years) or an MNS mask (children from 6 to 13 years).
  • This applies to the indoor animal enclosures, the information centre and the toilet facilities. We recommend wearing a mask outdoors, if the distance cannot be maintained.
  • In the warm season, our animals are outside almost all the time and can therefore be seen in their outdoor enclosures. Their indoor enclosures are then closed. The aquarium-terrarium, the historic monkey house, the giraffe house, the polarium, the polardome, the insectarium,the upper floor of the rainforest house and the Tirolerhof are open. The rat house, the bird house and the lower floor of the rainforest house remain closed
  • Takeaway snacks and drinks are available from the following locations: the ORANG.erie, next to the historic monkey house, next to the main children’s play area, the Tirolergarten, and from the sausage stand at the rainforest house square. All other restaurants and food serving areas must remain closed.