- Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Zoos and Aquariums Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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While the Alpenzoo's claim to fame is "the highest zoo in Europe," visitors are more impressed with the critters than the elevation. The park specializes in caring for creatures native to the Alps -- wolves and bears are the scary highlights. A recent TripAdvisor visitor comments: "You can actually go into some of the exhibits to a degree that you can't in most other zoos. It was interesting to see all of the animals that inhabit the area." Still, the high altitude has its perks as one Virtual Tourist points out, "The Alpenzoo in Innsbruck is well worth a visit -- even if it is just to see the amazing views from the top of the mountain where the zoo is located."
Alpenzoo opens at 9 a.m. each day and closes between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., depending on season. It's only a 30-minute walk from city center, but most visitors take the shuttle bus from Maria-Theresien-Strasse or the lift from the Hungerburg cable car. Entry costs around €8 EUR (approximately $11 USD) with reduced ticket prices for kids and students. This attraction is also included in the Innsbruck Card. For more information, check out the park's website.
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