Landgut Cobenzl – a farm in the middle of the city – opened for the new season with “Schnuki”, a baby-goat, which loves to play with the geese, rabbits and all other 100 animals. They offer a lot of workshops and birthday parties.
At the Schoenbrunn zoo it’s just the right time to get to know the heat-loving animals at the hot and humid desert house or tropical forest house, which visitors might want to avoid in summer. In the reopened desert house with new attractions kids from the age of 5 follow the adventure trail.
Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens: Besides lots of flowers a 900 meter-long maze in the shape of a butterfly excites small visitors, as does a willow tunnel, a witch’s garden and an animal enclosure. Exotic animals and plants await you in the Palm House. There is also a new insects play area for children to raise awareness of the insects and their environment.
The Imperial Butterfly House
The Butterfly House at Burggarten is suitable for kids aged 3 and up and offers 18 exotic butterfly species which flutter around freely and a film about the development of butterflies (booking required).
Lainzer Tiergarten – Today the former hunting grounds of the Habsburg family are a nature reserve and a popular recreational area. Discover animals and plants, explore nature trails, and have fun in the forest playgrounds. Theme tours for kids aged 6 and older can be booked.
Aqua Terra Zoo
Besides the terrarium section and the tropical house a new 150,000 liter shark pool and the café “Ocean’sky” just opened on top of the Haus des Meeres. The newly constructed 11th floor at a height of nearly 50 meters offers its visitors a unique view of the entire city.
Luis Diego, Amigo and Ivan, three alpacas from Upper Austria and Tyrol, form an animal living community with the Carinthian sheep at Kurpark Oberlaa recently. 10,000 m2 is the new enclosure size. The animals find shelter in a new barn.
Tierpark Stadt Haag
The Haag Zoo is located in a 33 ha forest with many very old trees and 700 animals and is pleasantly cool in summer. There are several ponds for water birds and one is a fishing pond. Along the birdsong way children learn to distinguish the individual birds by the sound of bird songs. Enclosure map
Spend some interesting hours with the sled dogs at the Huskyranch near Zwettl! The children enjoy being close to the dogs and learn more about their life and behaviour. Family Steindl offers workshops and a ride with the dog sledge. Please register in advance.
There is a very good restaurant, Ramswirt at Gloggnitz. Every weekend in summer at 2.30 pm the owner makes a tour with a bull train to his farm with pigs, cows, dogs, rabbits, cats and a playground and he loves to present his star, an 3600 pound bull. On the observation tower at an altitude of 900 m you have a great view to the surrounding mountains.
Gaenserndorf Amusement Park
Children and animals – an excellent combination . Goats, sheep, chickens are tame and trusting . You can pet them, they like to be pampered . You can watch and photograph the hares, rabbits and Japanese quails. Another highlight is the pony rides. Children from 3 years up to 40 kg are welcome to ride.
Geras Nature Park (LAC 14)
See the mouflons or watch fallow deer eating. Enjoy a unique view from the observation tower with rare birds in the reed belt. Petting zoo, playground, wooden xylophone and humming stone invite especially the young visitors to explore nature. You can easily reach Geras with the Reblaus Express