Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn in Vienna
Take full advantage of the perfectly located Hotel Kavalier near the Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn and visit all the amazing animals in the zoo. Especially for animal lovers we offer our package
"SAFARI in VIENNA".
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Schönbrunn Zoo is the world's oldest and only baroque zoo - unique and a jewel of architecture. Today, it is also among the most modern zoos as animal keeping and research are concerned. Schönbrunn Zoo, situated in the south-eastern part of the Habsburgs' summer residence, was Emperor's Franz Stephan von Lothringen's - husband of Maria Theresia - private menagerie. In the summer of 1752, the Emperor opened his menagerie, exactly seven years later, he had the impressive pavilion built which is now the zoo's most famous historical monument.
On July 14 1906, an elephant was born here, the first time ever in a zoo. Until then, zoologists had held the opinion that elephants could not reproduce in captivity. This proofs that in the Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn the adequate animal housing has always been one of the most important attitudes.
Today there are numerous young animals, not only in the elephant cage but also with the tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, giraffes, seals and penguins, hippopotami and all native species. The Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn is among the most modern zoos in the world. The motto of the zoo, “Schönbrunn should be a zoo of happy animals,” is clearly visible everywhere! The best zoo in Europe, with the new orangutan house Schönbrunn Zoo emerged as the best zoo in Europe in an independent study carried out in 2009, which compared 40 zoos in 16 countries. The world’s oldest zoo is also its most modern.
Whether it storms or snows, the Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn in Vienna offers an incredibly large program for its visitors! In addition to the already extensive biodiversity in the Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn in Vienna, there are still several Theme Houses which offer a wide range of exotic and colourfull species in the Indor-Theme Houses.
Stroll in the Aquarium and Terrarium House without any problems throug the mighty Amazon, or enter into the underwater world and explore the amazing coral reef. In the tropical Rainforest House thousand of square meters of Borneo are waiting to be explored, or vistit the Desert House and you will learn everything about this unique habitat, outside the Imperial Zoo Schönbrunn in Vienna. Cool down and meet seals and penguins in the Polarium House, here you have the possibility to come very close to these funny animals. Those who like it spooky should go into the Insektarium where a large number of bizarre locusts are awaiting for you.