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Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

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Address: Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
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09:00 - 18:00
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Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 09:00 - 18:00

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Very interesting adventure

It was very interesting visit to this site. Something new to learn, something to remember from the school, something to share with the children. Very well kept, not too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belgrade, Serbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when i was younger i loved visiting it (we mostly did with school so it was for free). Last time i wanted to go with a friend but it is so expensive there isn't even a student discount. Really dissappointed that they don't want young grown ups to go there.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting visit to this site. Something new to learn, something to remember from the school, something to share with the children. Very well kept, not too complicated. Great view of the city from the roof. Only objection is the queue on the entrance, but when the weather is bad, they let people with small children to wait... More 

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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Floors and floors of glass tanks and amazing animals. Roof top is a great Vienna view. All along the way we could interact and learn about the seaworld.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty view from the top of the building. But the aquarium itself was very poor, several floors but it's all very cramped. Was busy when we attended and it was horrendous trying to see things. Variety of animals but personally not worth the money. The monkey and bird bit was the highlight as well as seeing the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mediterranean sea section gives an overview over different life-forms of this ocean, starting with shells, crabs, sea urchins, starfishs and fish,anemones to snakes, We enjoyed also our visit in the Palm House. Turtles, free-flying birds and free-roaming monkeys were surround the visitors.Love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

There is nothing better in traveling then stumbling over an attraction that at one time both delights and astonishes. Though we have been to Vienna several times, we have always put off going to the city aquarium, convinced it would be a rip-off or just a gimmicky nothing. We willing admit we were wrong and regret not having visited sooner.... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This aquarium is amazing. It is built inside an WWII anti-aircraft tower. It has some wonderfully interactive exhibits (including one where the fish eat dead skin off your hands!) There are also some areas where monkeys run free and get really close to you! The very top floor has a cafe with an amazing view. We loved it so much... More 

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Wiener Neudorf, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is a good activity in Vienna if you had enough from the museums and the historical attraction. It is close to Mariahilferstraße.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Just not worth the money. Waste of time. Too small and cramped. Couldn't see past people at exhibits. Monkey bit ? Just saw one geriatric monkey looking startled and confused. Way too expensive for what it is. Even in a wet day, not a good idea.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place have many things to do .First: it's a wonderful aquarium ,consisting of more than 9 floors that includes different types of fishes which will amaze you .Second :after you finish your tour you can spend some time in the last open air floor with the wonderful,fantastic@amazing view of Vienna from the top ,Really you will miss a lot... More 

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Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the centre. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theatre decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.
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