NileGuide Expert Says:
Top choice for indoor activity for children aged five and up.
5020 Salzburg, Austria
Altstadt (old town)
tel: +43 662 842 6530
The Haus der Natur, Salzburg's natural history museum, offers opportunities to explore a wealth of information regarding the world we live in. In addition to displays dedicated to dinosaurs and prehistoric times, the ice age and geology, mankind and the animal world, the museum has an aquarium featuring aquatic life from around the world, including Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Particularly fascinating are the feedings of the sharks, piranhas and octopus, which are open to the public. Other popular exhibits feature live insects and arachnids and a beautiful reptile zoo. Another display is dedicated to space research with a realistic diorama of man's first steps on the moon. Located in the Altstadt near the river, this popular site for families has a roof-top café where you can enjoy a well-earned rest after visiting its exhibits. Call for aquarium feeding times.