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:

  • From 1 October 2021, all visitors aged 12 or over must be vaccinated, able to provide proof of recovery, or have a valid PCR test result. For children aged between 6 and 11 antigen tests will continue to be accepted.
  • We recommend wearing a mask, if the distance cannot be maintained.