Explore a different destination UNESCO World Heritage Site Haus der Natur, Salzburg, Austria

Haus der Natur is the Museum of Natural History of Salzburg, Austria. It is located at Museumplatz 5, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Old Town. The site was formerly a nunnery of the Ursuline Sisters. The Haus der Natur is spread over five levels and has over 90 rooms, displaying a huge variety of wildlife.

The different rooms attempt to simulate the natural surroundings as closely as possible. The two main highlights are the aquarium and the reptile sections.

The aquarium comprises 42 display tanks showcasing marine life from all over the world. Visitors can view the daily feeding of octopus, piranhas and archer fish, among others.

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Haus der Natur, Salzburg, after 2009 renovations
Haus der Natur, Salzburg, after 2009 renovations
Author: MatthiasKabel (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

The Haus of Natur's Reptile House is said to be one of the best in Europe. It allows visitors to view reptiles up close. There are in total 33 terraria with all forms of reptiles, from cobra and green mamba to gila monsters.

In addition to the live animals, there are also exhibits of dinosaurs, cave men, the human body, and more.


Haus der Natur
Museumplatz 5
Tel: (0662) 842653
Web: www.hausdernatur.at

Accommodation in Salzburg

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Local Tours of Austria

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