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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel

Combine a visit to Schonbrunn Zoo, which houses more than 4000 animals from each continent, with a ride on the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel for a memorable day out in Vienna.

The Baroque Architecture of Schonebrunn Zoo dates back to the days of Empress Maria Theresia and her husband Franz Stephan von Lothringen. The breakfast pavilion is situated in the center and emulates the historical beginnings of the zoo. Even today you can still enjoy an "Imperial Breakfast".

The Giant Ferris Wheel, trademark of Austria's capital city and a symbol of Vienna's world-famous Prater, creates a very special point of reference for every visitor with its unmistakable silhouette, clearly visible even from great distances. Its unique views of the city of Vienna can be enjoyed by visitors throughout the day.


  • Visit Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and ride the Giant Ferris Wheel
  • See more than 4,000 animals at the Schonbrunn Zoo
  • See the zoo’s giant pandas, the only giant pandas in Europe outside of Berlin
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Vienna from the Giant Ferris Wheel

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Vienna's Schonbrunn Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel

Visit the Vienna Zoo!

Apart from Berlin, The Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna is the only place in Europe where you can see Giant Pandas. The two Giant pandas, Yang Yang and Long Hui who arrived in the Schonbrunn Zoo 2003, are on loan to the Republic of Austria by the People's Republic of China for a period of 10 years. According to the latest estimates, only one thousand Giant Pandas currently live in the wild.

Other top attraction include orangutans, jaguars, koalas, the first elephant born in Europe using artificial insemination techniques, Children's playground and petting zoo and a rainforest house modeled after the ecosystems of Borneo.

A circular trip on the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of the most significant and fascinating structures in the world, and the unique view of the city of Vienna, is an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria's capital.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Goog for everyone elderly, adults and kids. A very nice and informative day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

good experience for everyone!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great zoo,which has pandas also.The Ferris wheel was exhilarating and very historical

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a big ride and very good experience...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Very well maintained zoo, amazed to see Panda, Polar bear, Koala bear along with Siberian Tiger, Sea Lions, Penguins etc .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The zoo was fabulous, we really enjoyed it and the wheel was great too. These 2 destinations aren't close together so you need to get to know the underground system to visit both. The printed voucher from aviator was accepted at Schonbrunn Zoo with no problem at all. The ticket from the zoo was a multi use ticket to include entry to the wheel. That ticket then needed to be swapped at the wheel ticket office for entry there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

the line to the ferris wheel was short and there was a carnival going on in the parking lot, which was a great time. The zoo was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Perfect family activity in more than a reasonable price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

All the parts of the package made my 10 years old grandson very happy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

An excellent combination. The zoo is extensive so at least half a day is needed. The journey from the zoo to the ferris wheel is easy by metro but including walking to and from the stations you need to allow 45 minutes. Before the ride (which gives excellent views of the city) there's a very interesting exhibition.

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