Located within the Schönbrunn Palace Park, Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as Vienna Zoo was built in 1760 and is not only the oldest existing zoo in the world, but has also been chosen as the best zoo in Europe, a number of times. Many of its Baroque buildings are still intact although it has undergone extensive restoration work and many enclosures and animal houses have been added over the years. Housing over 500 animal species within its well laid out enclosures that allow visitors to observe animals without the hindrance of railing; the zoo is a popular attraction and is enjoyed by all tourists. The giant panda bear with its cubs are considered to be the highlight of a visit here, since the cubs were born in the zoo. Some of the animals that visitors will come across at the zoo include; Siberian tigers, hippos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, seals and many more fascinating animals from around the globe. Schönbrunn Zoo has not only managed to preserve its historic charm and Baroque heritage but also offers visitors the opportunity to see numerous species of animals along with their babies, which makes this zoo a must visit when in Vienna.
Adults: 16.50 Euros Children over six: 8 Euros Children below six: Free
Open daily from 9am onwards Closing time varies with the season and is between 4.30pm/6.30pm
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
As much of the zoo as possible
While Muslims visiting Schönbrunn Zoo will not find prayer facilities within its premises, they may be able to find a secluded area outdoors to offer their prayers. They could also use the facilities offered at one of the many mosques, Islamic Centres or prayer rooms in Vienna that are frequented by local Muslims.
Visitors will find several cafés and outdoor refreshment areas within the zoo’s premises where they will able to get a snack or a meal. While these outlets are not Halal certified, Muslim tourists are sure to find suitable vegetarian or seafood items on the menu. Muslim tourists could choose to get a bite to eat at one of the many cafés within the zoo, or they could visit one of the several Halal restaurants in Vienna.