Vienna’s zoo (German: Tiergarten Schönbrunn) used to be a rundown affair saddled with old buildings and an uninspiring reputation.
But an extensive renovation and renewal program has turned it into one of the world’s more renowned institutions, with plenty of attractions for young and old.
Schönbrunn is the world’s oldest working public zoo and dates back to the mid-18th century. Learn more about its history, get visitor information for your trip or take a peek at the Tirolerhof, which sits at the top of the zoo’s woodland area.
P.S. If you like zoos, you should also take a look at the Haus des Meeres (a large aquarium and vivarium located in an old WWII flak tower).