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Schmetterlinghaus

Burggarten, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
+43 1 533 8570
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Ranked #172 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

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Paphos, Cyprus
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having been to a beautiful butterfly garden a few years ago I was really looking forward to this. 6 euros entrance is far too much for what you get. Very few butterflies, only about 3 different ones, and you had to search for them. Small gardens that you could walk round in about 8 minutes. We were probably in there... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You would think by looking at the Butterfly House from the outside that it would be actually a large place. After spending 30 Euros in entrance fee I again thought well it must be a large place with many butterflies. Wrong! This place is a joke. Unless you've never seen a butterfly I recommend you don't visit this place. We... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There were easily 50 butterflies of about ten different species fluttering around when we visited the butterfly house. They were very active, especially around the feeding stations, and in the less active moments there's always the fun of peering into the foliage trying to see where they're perched. Between the butterflies and the plants, there are lots of beautiful photos... More 

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Port Ewen, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
71 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited here in October and were disappointed. Maybe it was the time of year, but there were only a handful of butterflies, maybe 3 varieties fluttering around. Price wasn't bad, but there wasn't all that much to see. We were in and out in less than 15 minutes. Plenty other things to se in Vienna for the money.

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The exhibit is quite small, and very humid. Not sure if it was butterfly nap time when we were there, but we saw just a handful of the star attraction, maybe 3 varieties. I think we were in and out in less than 10 minutes. A complete disappointment. Don't go.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

To be honest, if you have ever been to a butterfly house before, you know what to expect. It is not very big, it is hot and humid as they always are, but you get to see some lovely examples of butterflies from all over the world. For 2 adults it came in just about £7, so I think it... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to see the butterflies here. They were fluttering all around but beware, it is a green house. It is very warm. Your camera lens will fog up. We enjoyed all the beautiful butterflies, but could not stay long. It was just too hot for us. Worth a look though.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our visit was short, because the room was small, our clothes stuck onto us immediately because of the tropical climate, and there weren't many species of butterflies. The souvenirs also weren't so aesthetic. However, the building is beautiful. This attraction could be improved a lot more.

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pretty much covered in about 30 minutes, the butterfly house is a fun experience even for someone not that interested in butterflies.

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Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Schmetterlinghaus is a great place for a quick visit, if you'd like a change of scenery from Vienna's numerous museums and cultural landmarks. As others have mentioned, the tropical climate inside isn't the most comfortable for visitors, so make sure you wear light clothing on the day you're planning to drop by. I wouldn't describe it as anything worse... More 

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