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Haus des Meeres – Aqua Terra Zoo

Have you ever dreamed of walking through the Atlantic? Ever fancied a trip to the largest and most poisonous lizards in the world? How about a jungle adventure in the middle of Vienna? Well, we have good news for you! You can do all of this and much more at the Haus des Meeres! Originally an anti-aircraft tower from World War II, it is now a zoo with over 10,000 animals resulting from almost 7 decades of dedicated scientific work. Here you can admire a variety of animal species on 11 floors: sharks, rays, turtles on water and on land, lizards of all kinds, snakes, salt and freshwater fish, birds, flying foxes, various monkeys, insects, and a whole lot more…

Turtle Puppi

In addition to the zoo experience, you can also look forward to a fantastic view from our roof terrace and culinary delights in our 360° OCEAN SKY rooftop restaurant. The house serves as  a venue for events of all kinds and even offers its own cultural program. Visit the Haus des Meeres – there is so much to discover! 


Große Freude über seltenen Stierkopfhai-Nachwuchs im Haus des Meeres

Große Freude über seltenen Stierkopfhai-Nachwuchs im Haus des Meeres

Nach sieben Monaten Brutzeit ist vor einigen Wochen ein Kalifornischer Stierkopfhai (Heterodontus francisci) aus seiner schraubenförmigen Eikapsel geschlüpft.
Ein Hoffnungsschimmer für das wahrscheinlich seltenste Säugetier der Welt!

Ein Hoffnungsschimmer für das wahrscheinlich seltenste Säugetier der Welt!

Sie ist das Symbol des Artenschutzes und galt bereits als mausetot - die Bayerischen Kurzohrmaus.
Sachkundenachweis Reptilien

Sachkundenachweis Reptilien

Die Haltung von Reptilien und Amphibien setzt in Wien den Sachkundekurs voraus. Der nächste Termin im Haus des Meeres findet am 14. September 2023 statt.
Welttag der Fische im Haus des Meeres

Welttag der Fische im Haus des Meeres

Am 22. August findet der internationale Welttag der Fische statt, auch das Haus des Meeres begeht diesen Tag besonders: Große Kiemen oder kleine ...
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Opening Hours
Today, 23.09.2023
09:00 am – 08:00 pm
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Flak tower in the 6th district


The Haus des Meeres is located inside a former World War II flak tower – and that's just one aspect of our extraordinary story! The history of our zoo begins in 1957: Travel with us through time, get to know important Haus des Meeres personalities, marvel at historical photographs and documents and follow the development of the zoo's scientific work.

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Haus des Meeres with new extension

Facts and figures

The Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo has seen many extensions and new buildings since it opened its doors in 1957. Today the former flak tower boasts a completely different look. In the past, one could hardly tell from the outside appearance how colourful and lively the inner workings of the tower were.
The latest developments and animals can be found here.

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The zoo without the queue.

Don't want to wait in line? Then you’re right right here! Save time: Book your tickets quickly and easily online.

Zoo tour

Guided tours & experiences

Exciting tours with our expert guides will give you new insights into our exotic animal world. Learn amazing animal facts and fun anecdotes about our diverse residents.

Animal feeding


Experience a special dinner date: watch our animals hunt for the best treats while listening to the explanations given by our guides. Feedings are always fun and great to watch!

App führt durch den Zoo

Digital discovery tour

Now you can also discover the Zoo interactively. Scan a QR code with your smartphone, solve exciting puzzles and challenges and playfully explore the house and its world of knowledge. A modern way to learn more about the animals and their abilities