If you are looking for a trip to world-class zoo, then you should visit the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna where is located the oldest existing zoo in the world with the only preserved Baroque menagerie. Here you can follow works of Maria Theresa and other members of Habsburg family, who created such an interesting park.
The local animal park was founded in 1752 by Emperor Francis Stephen of Lorraine, husband of Maria Theresa, in order to invite his noble guests, and simply to show them what his summer residence Schönbrunn could offer. Since those times a lot of time have passed so today’s zoo elegantly combines baroque menagerie with the most modern pavilions for animals. From historical events could be mentioned that in 1906 the first elephant in captivity was born here, which was a rarity as it was previously considered impossible.
The staff in Zoo Schönbrunn do their best to get customer satisfied and Zoo offers even night tours with a guide and a night vision device. Such kind of visit you have to book in advance and the maximum number of participants is 20 persons.
The Day Pass costs €14 for adult, but there are discounts for children, family, and Year Pass.
Zoo Schönbrunn is one of the best and most modern in the world. Visiting it either in day or night means you take a lot of experiences, impressions and knowledge.
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