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Address: Burggarten, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 533 8570
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

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Kept us warm in winter!

Schmetterlinghaus is a very pleasant place to take a break from sightseeing museums and historical sites. My friends and I visited it in winter, and the interior heat was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Martyna P
Warsaw, Poland
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it is overpriced for what it offers (6 euros). Been inside only 15 minutes and most of the butterflies that could be seen were high on the "windows". I think there were only 3 sorts of them. Expected more.

Thank VivaLaViva75
Rijeka, Croatia
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120 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprise for me. I've done the usual sights in Vienna on my previous trips but I have just recently found out about this so I visited it on the last day of 2015. The ticket costs 6.50 euros and you walk in the palm tree house that houses the butterflies in their man-made natural habitat. So, it's... More 

Thank TanjaD
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schmetterlinghaus means The Butterfly House and is housed in an Art Nouveau-styled building in the center of Vienna on the edge of the Burggarten palace gardens and 200 meters from the Opera House. The entry fee was 5 Euros per person when we were there. The greenhouse is kept very humid and warm for the butterflies and the tropical plants... More 

Thank Colette C
Warsaw, Poland
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Schmetterlinghaus is a very pleasant place to take a break from sightseeing museums and historical sites. My friends and I visited it in winter, and the interior heat was a welcome change! The butterflies are everywhere, and if you stand still for a moment, its is very likely one of them will perch on your arm or shoulder! The interior... More 

Thank Martyna P
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a really nice break from the busy streets in Vienna. This Schmetterlinghaus is right next to a chill parc where you can relax and if you are bored and feel like wandering around for about an hour or so, this is definitely the place to be. In my opinion it is a bit expensive to go since it... More 

Thank Chiara P
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

If you have a phobia of butterflies and stiflingly hot and humid areas, and you're willing to sacrifice 6 EUR for the experience, this is the place to go. At least the actual exhibition lasts only 10 mins. There's also a free documentary room in the back, where I learned through the limited German I understand that there's a breed... More 

Thank plucesiar
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49 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

there is a lot of beautiful butterflies inside, and this place is very much worth seeing. ticket is only 5e. butterflies are flying all around and there must be hundreds of them. so please be careful and watch your step because we saw few accidents which was very sad. do not let your children run around and watch your step... More 

Thank kip_travel
Riga Region, Latvia
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

So beautiful butterflies, many kind, you can see how they changing location and they can fly near you and stay on your hand and you can see how they growing and yes there is hall where you can see all process from caterpillar to butterfly!

Thank Jolanta P
Nova Scotia, Canada
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48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you love schmetterlings you'll love this attraction, otherwise...why are you are you going to a schmetterlinghaus? I'll do the negatives first: very hot, very humid, not all that big, expect to see dead butterflies sometimes (hint: they look alive in photographs and hold still better. "Look ma! It landed right on my nose!"). On the plus side it is... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We thought that this butterfly house was a great value for only 5 euros per person. There were not as many butterflies flying around as compared to other ones we have visited, but they were beautiful nonetheless. It was extremely warm inside, but peaceful with waterfalls and fish- filled ponds, as well as gorgeous flowers.

Thank mimivfl

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.