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Tickets for Haus des Meeres: Priority Entrance

Austria's biggest aquarium and 'Aqua Terra Zoo'

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Overview
Opening hours
09:00 - 18:00, Thursday till 21:00
Highlights
  • This 11-story tall building was formerly an air-raid shelter during WW2 and features walls that are 3.5 meters thick
  • Feedings are scheduled throughout the week, as are dives in which zookeepers swim with the sharks and show just how harmless they can be
  • 10,000 sea and land animals are spread over distinct 'regions' like the coral reef, the Amazonian rainforest and the Tropic House
  • The free, downloadable smartphone app gives you the benefit of an audio guide to use while exploring the building at your leisure
Description

Haus des Meeres is Austria’s largest aquarium and it also just might be the world’s most unique. It’s housed in a WW2 anti-aircraft flak tower that stretches up 11 stories. Stripped of weapons of war - it's now full of weird and wonderful wild animals. In addition to the many underwater creatures, you’ll find monkeys, birds, bats, crocodiles, salamanders, and many more.

The aquarium tanks are huge and you can get lost in the moment as you watch schools of colorful fish swim by. The sea turtles are particularly charming - you’ll see them on land, lumbering towards a bowl of lettuce and they might remind you of a determined and enthusiastic great-grandparent. But when they take to the water you’ll see the grace that they possess.

You’ll find plenty of sharks here. The hammerheads have an exclusive spot on the 10th floor, while there is also a separate, gigantic shark pool spread over two floors and measuring 300,000 liters. It has a variety of sharks, and they share it harmoniously with many other species of fish. If this isn’t enough to convince you that sharks aren’t the bloodthirsty beasts we fear (thanks Steven Spielberg), you can also catch zookeepers diving with them at various times during the week.

Above sea level you’ll discover plenty of other animals to fascinate you. There are cute and playful monkeys, and creepy/fuzzy tarantulas! There’s even a crocodile park and distinct areas like the Amazonian Rainforest and Tropic House.

The more than 10,000 animals they have here are spread out over ten floors, which are delightful diversions for the whole family. The cherry on top of it all is the café on the rooftop terrace. Enjoy a meal as you soak up some of the best views of this elegant imperial city.

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Show your smartphone ticket at the museum's dedicated 'Online Ticket' desk.

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Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
Venue
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Haus des Meeres
Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Wien, Austria, Vienna
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, German and Russian. Download your audio guide app through "Apple Store" or "Google Play"
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Wed & Sat - Sun: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing

Getting There

  • Metro: U3 to Neubaugasse
  • Bus: 13A, 14A or 57A to Haus des Meeres
Reviews
a Tiqets customer
Aug 1, 2016
bets experience ever
Marek
May 10, 2016
Very very nice experience, it's best quality.
a Tiqets customer
May 9, 2016
It was a unique and beautiful experience.
I would strongly recommend visiting Haus des Meeres to everyone.
Anonymous
Aug 16, 2017
Sehr schön war es☺
Alexandra, Austria
Aug 9, 2017
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Anonymous
Jul 27, 2017
Die wartende Schlange beim "normalen" Einlass war endlos lang.
Sind mit dem elektronischen Ticket an allen vorbeigegangen und waren in einer Minuten im Haus des Meeres. Hat perfekt funktioniert.
Veronika , Austria
Jul 26, 2017
Super, das war heute eine so lange Menschenschlange, wenn ich mich da mit meinen 4Enkerln anstellen hätte müssen, hätte ich mindestens zwei Stunden gewartet! Zum Glück hab ich die Tickets online bestellt!!!
Birgit , Austria
Mar 15, 2017
Hallo. Die Eingangstür rechts ist leider nur mit einem kl Zettelchen beschriftet.Glocke läuten dann öffnet gleich jemand und man steht ganz vorne. Spitze wenn du Null Wartezeit haben möchtest. Für Kinder optimal. Danke
Christopher, Austria
Feb 21, 2017
Diese Tickets haben sich gelohnt. Als wir zum Haus des Meeres gekommen sind war bereits eine lange Warteschlange, wir sind einfach daran vorbei gegangen und direkt an die Kasse und haben unsere Eintrittskarten abgeholt!
Grosses Manko war dass es wirklich voll war, man konnte kaum alle Tiere beobachten und es herrschte starkes Gedränge und ständig Stau am Lift und in den Treppenhäusern.
Giulia, Austria
Feb 13, 2017
Es war super und total angenehm, wir mussten nicht lange warten und kamen total schnell rein :))

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