Special tours at the zoo

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Before you visit Schönbrunn Zoo, we would like to draw your attention to the following restrictions. More
  • Morning experience

Morning experience

Experience the zoo as it wakes from its slumber!
Schönbrunn will open its doors exclusively for you early in the morning so that you will have the entire place virtually to yourself. This tour will take you to your favourite animals and give you a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the rainforest or aquarium house. Afterwards you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Kaiserpavillon. It’s hard to think of a better start to the day.

Duration: 1.5 hrs, followed by breakfast. Daily, by arrangement
Start: 8am
Price: €275 for two people, each additional person €100

Themed tours

Visit your favourite animals!
Select an animal or special focus that is of particular interest to you, your family, friends or colleagues. You can either choose one of our suggestions or put together your own custom tour – we will be more than happy to help turn your vision into reality (please note that direct contact with the animals is not possible).

Suggested themes: Highlight Tour, Giants, On the Brink of Extinction, Babies and their Mothers, Africa Safari, Our Relatives in the Zoo – the Great Apes
Duration:1.5 hrs, daily.
Start:by arrangement
Price: €95 per tour, plus admission
Participants: max. 20

Backstage tours

Behind the scenes experience
How do we create a tropical climate in the rainforest house? How do you breed squid? How is the Polarium kept cool for the penguins? On this back stage tour you can choose between the aquarium terrarium house, the Polarium and the rainforest house (currently not offered), where you will be treated to a look behind the scenes.

Duration: 1.5 hrs, daily.
Start: by arrangement
Price: €160 per tour of the aquarium terrarium house, plus admission
€110 per tour of the Polarium or rainforest house (currently not offered), plus admission
Participants: max. 10

These special tours are offered in English and German. Please indicate your preferred language when making your booking. To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking far in advance. Booking hotline: +43 (0)1 877 92 94-500 (Mon–Fri, 8am-5pm)

Cancellation terms for all events

Cancellations or rescheduling requests must be made in writing to the following e-mail address reservierung@zoovienna.at.

If you reserve or reschedule a booking

  • up to 14 days (336hours) before the scheduled appointment, we will waive the cancellation fee.
  • less than 14 days (336 hours) and up to 5 days (120 hours) before the scheduled appointment, we will invoice 50% of the price (or voucher value).
  • less than 5 days (120 hours) before the scheduled appointment, we will invoice 100% of the price (or voucher value).

New dates can only be booked upon payment of the fee for the new date.