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Schmetterlinghaus, Vienna

(2.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Feel the flutter of wings and glimpse flashes of vibrant color at Schmetterlinghaus, home to an extensive array of butterfly species you can see up close. Stop by the facility, set within a historic Art Nouveau structure, and enter the inner world of tropical gardens and lush foliage. You'll see more than 400 individual butterflies representing nearly 40 species from the world's warmer climes, such as Thailand, Costa Rica, and Suriname. You can join a guided tour if you arrange it ahead of time via the website, through which you'll get a chance to learn more about the house's residents, their lifecycles, and their place in human culture. Make Schmetterlinghaus a centerpiece of your Vienna vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vienna vacation planner.
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  • An interesting attraction in Vienna. As you know, for the House of the butterflies specially restored one of the parts of the House Palm trees-Pal'mhaus, on the territory of the Palace-park complex of the Hofburg. Of course, nothing unusual or something that distinguishes this Butterfly House of butterflies of similar homes in other cities and countries, no, but visit Schmetterling Haus will be curious ... First and foremost, of course, for tourists with children ... So much so that the ticket price is not drakonovskaja ... For children and does little more than the cost of one trip to Vienna.
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  • Only 2 or 3 saw a butterfly. I'm disappointed in.. .. It's not worth coming in.. Foliage but no butterflies.
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  • Maybe I'm spoiled by other trips, but this Butterfly does not deserve the name. The garden there is quite pretty, is only to see not a lot of butterflies. Here and there squatting individual animals at the Windows, all seem to be not in good condition: out gefranzte wing and apathisches behavior. For this, the entry is far too high. Better spend on a Heather!
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  • Beautiful place. I was there today by recommendation, and I will recommend this lovely place to anyone who is going to visit Vienna. It's really beautiful place.. and quiet. And worm. But I like that, so I'm really glad to be there, and I will be come again.
  • Ugh....the owner was so rude to my son yesterday. He got mad because a butterfly landed on him. He repeated the fact of do not touch anything. ...I corrected him twice that he didn't. Simply the butterfly landed on him. Yet, he removed the butterfly from my son's arm by clasping the wings together and tossing it in the garden. When I complained at the ticket area about the man, the lady said there was nothing she could do as it was the owner. Wow - rudeness on his part. Not a good way to represent your business. And way too expensive as you can only handle the environment for no more than 15-20 minutes. Skip this exhibit. ..not worth the time, money or experience.
  • Not the best butterfly house in the world. But still really good and with a visit.
  • A lot of interesting species of Butterflies but it's quite expensive to go in. In the summer it's very hot inside, you feel like you're in a tropical rain forest. If you have a decent camera then you can capture stunning images of colourful butterflies. Some butterflies even land on your fingers/clothing and stay on you!
  • This was a nice place to see a range of butterflies. Whilst it was a relatively small building, the entry price was fair and you're allowed to stay for as long as you want. This made for some great photos.