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Schmetterlinghaus, Vienna

(2.8/5 based on 340+ 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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  • First of all, a nice house, very centrally located. Almost tropical climate with many butterflies that come very close. The tour is very short. The entrance is very high in relation. That there is not even a family card, very dissapointed. €21.50 with two young children is unfortunately completely inappropriate. Are the "Plants", "Stones" and "Wood" what has shocked me then but really, made of plastic. Something must not be real now.
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  • Maybe we were something in terms of season to the early there, because we could admire only one butterfly species. The plants are of course wonderful, although the plastic flowers me first verwwunderten, but they serve as a plate (with honey bessprüht) for the butterflies.
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  • Unique experience visiting the Butterfly House. Recommended for those who love these animals and wants to see them up close. I am literally crazy trying to photograph them, but it was not difficult, you had to be careful not to trample! Very nice setting with tropical plants. The species of butterflies are not many but exotic enough to entertain the uninitiated used to see them nailed to a panel with a PIN. On display also two shrines with the breeding. The butterfly life is explained in a video outside the greenhouse pity that hadn't at least English subtitles. Even the captions on the panels in the greenhouse are exclusively in German. Here yes we would need an overhaul, we are in the midst of the hofburg afterall.
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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.