Haus des Meeres is Austria's biggest aquarium and spreads out across 11 floors.
It's possibly the world's most unique aquarium as it's housed in an 11-storey high former WWII bunker. The walls are 3.5 meters thick!
The aquarium is located in Esterhazy Park in downtown Maraiahif district and attracts a record high number of visitors each year.
You'll find over 10,000 land and sea creatures inside, each living in an array of different re-created habitats including the Amazon rainforest, the Tropical House and the Coral Reefs.
In 2007 Haus des Meeres installed its largest shark tank which holds 97,000 US galons of water!
Aside from the sharks, jellyfish, piranhas and other deep sea creatures, Haus des Meeres is also home to land animals including bats, crocodiles and monkeys!
Your Experience With Haus des Meeres- Priority Entrance, Vienna
Arrive early to beat the crowds and begin exploring the aquarium on the ground floor.
Watch the colourful schools of fish darting back and forth inside the huge tanks.
Check out the sea turtles munching on lettuce and dipping into the water for a refreshing swim.
Head up to the 10th floor to gawp at the giant shark pool and watch the hammerhead sharks glide through the water.
Land on a feeding session and watch the zookeepers swimming with sharks!
Explore the Amazon Rainforest and Tropical House to hang out with the local bats, furry tarantulas and playful monkeys.
End your visit with a trip to the rooftop cafe where you'll enjoy spectacular views out over they city.
What Haus des Meeres- Priority Entrance, Vienna Includes?
Admission to Haus des Meeres.
1 adult ticket.
Transport, food and drink are not included.
Things Before Go
The aquarium is spread out over 11 floors and has steep steps. Make sure you're wearing comfortable footwear!.
Arrive early to beat the crowds and enjoy the shark tank to yourself!
Build up your appetite to enjoy a snack at the Aquarium Cafe on the roof.
Is It Suitable for Me?
Great entertainment for families with young children.
Also entertaining for adults with a love of the deep blue sea!
Zoologists will delight!
Haus des Meeres Vienna is rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor with customers noting the 'interactive aquarium " as a main highlight. Customers also noted that the aquarium provided a 'great indoor activity for all the family".
Best Times to Visit
Arriving in the morning helps beat the crowds.
Address / Pick up Location
Haus des Meeres, Fritz-Grunbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Wien, Austria, Vienna.
Haus des Meeres is wheelchair accessible.
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