Apart from Berlin, The Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna is the only place in Europe where you can see Giant Pandas. The two Giant pandas, Yang Yang and Long Hui who arrived in the Schonbrunn Zoo 2003, are on loan to the Republic of Austria by the People's Republic of China for a period of 10 years. According to the latest estimates, only one thousand Giant Pandas currently live in the wild.
Other top attraction include orangutans, jaguars, koalas, the first elephant born in Europe using artificial insemination techniques, Children's playground and petting zoo and a rainforest house modeled after the ecosystems of Borneo.
A circular trip on the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of the most significant and fascinating structures in the world, and the unique view of the city of Vienna, is an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria's capital.
Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel is located at Prater 2, Vienna
Schonbrunn Zoo Opening Hours:January: 9:00am - 5:00pm February: 9:00am - 5:00pm March: 9:00am - 5:30pm April: 9:00am - 6:30pm May: 9:00am - 6:30pm June: 9:00am - 6:30pm July: 9:00am - 6:30pm August: 9:00am - 6:30pm September: 9:00am - 6:30pm October to end of daylight savings time 9:00am - 5:30pm November: 9:00am - 4:30pm December: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel opening hours:January 01 to February 28: 10:00am - 8:00pm March 01 to April 30: 10:00am - 10:00pm May 01 to September 30: 9:00am - 0:00am October 01 - 31:10:00am - 10:00pm November 01 to December 31: 10:00am - 8:00pm