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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…

Schildkröte 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! 


Tierische Weihnachten verschenken!

Tierische Weihnachten verschenken!

Auf der Suche nach einem originellen Weihnachtsgeschenk für sich und Ihre Liebsten?
Haus des Meeres wird 65

Haus des Meeres wird 65

Am kommenden Samstag, den 26.11., feiert der Aqua Terra Zoo sein 65jähriges Bestehen.
Sonderausstellung im Haus des Meeres

Sonderausstellung im Haus des Meeres

Haenyeo – Töchter des Meeres – eine Fotoausstellung mit Bildern des weltberühmten US-amerikanischen Dokumentarfotografen Eli Reed.
Wien ist anders - Leben zwischen Umwelt und Geschichte

Wien ist anders - Leben zwischen Umwelt und Geschichte

Am Dienstag, dem 15. November 2022, bietet der Verein "Haus des Meeres – Wissenschaft und Forschung" den Vortrag
Opening Hours
Today, 05.12.2022
09:00 am – 08:00 pm
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Feedings and more
Next event
04:00 pm
Remembering Inside
Livestreams &
  • Café Sharky
  • 360° OCEAN SKY
Flakturm im 6.Bezirk


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 mit neuem Zubau

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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Prices and online tickets 

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.


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.



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!