Tiergarten Schönbrunn was built in 1752 by Francis I as an extension of Schonbrunn Palace. Opened for public in 1779, it aimed to enrich the citizens knowledge about wildlife.
Initially, the Zoo hosted thirteen animals. With the succession of expeditions to South Asia and North Africa, this place contains thousands of diverse species. The arrival of giraffe to Vienna Zoo was a marking event in its history. It strongly influenced the society and the “Giraffe fashion” was very popular at the time.
Today, Tiergarten Schönbrunn is very famous for being the first zoo in the world to realize a successful panda conception which attracts millions of curious people. Enjoy feeding the nice and very cute animals and discovering the nocturnal life of some species during night tours.
There are developed spaces, each one suitable for a specific kind of animals. While walking from a zone to another, you will have the impression of visiting different parts of the world.
Rich with history, equipped with modern technologies, gathering the most rare species in one place, Tiergarten Schönbrunn is one of the best Zoos you can visit in Europe.