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:

  • Every visitor from the age of six years must present a valid certificate to prove either vaccination, negative testing or recovery of COVID-19 to visit the zoo:

Test certificate:

Antigen test: 24 h

PCR test: 48 h

Testing exemptions for persons recovered or vaccinated:

  • Persons who were infected with Sars-Cov-2 will be exempt from mandatory testing for six months after recovery.
  • Vaccinated persons are exempt from mandatory testing for one year as of day 22 following initial vaccination.
  • Children from the age of 6 years need a certificate too.

  • We offer a free Covid-19-Teststation  in front of the main entrance Hietzing at the desert house: until 26.09., daily from 9.30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • We recommand wearing an MNS mask.
  • 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.
  • Our cafés and restaurants are open according to official regulations.