Schmetterlinghaus

Schmetterlinghaus, Vienna: Hours, Address, Schmetterlinghaus Reviews: 3.5/5

Schmetterlinghaus
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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Admission tickets
from $9.27
All you need to step foot in the door.
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 6 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk

3.5
627 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
193
Average
135
Poor
75
Terrible
57

Kmlon
14 contributions
Butterflies
Beautiful place to visit with all kind of butterflies. The feeling is like you are in a big forest and the only thing you can hear are birds and water falls. All over the place they have fruit plates, after I grab a grape the butterflies come to it. Definetly a once in a life time experience.
Written August 31, 2021
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Sightseer29805045742
Thank you for visiting us and for leaving an honest and well considered review.
Written October 19, 2021
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Enrico D
Bratislava, Slovakia197 contributions
Very close to be a fraud.
Aug 2021
Very close to be a fraud.
Cramped location, from the entrance ticket to the shop, forget the social distancing. The so-called "Butterfly House" is probably 10 meters long and absolutely not enjoyable, not a bit. Very few butterflies that can be seen mostly in the -very artificial- feeding stations. Save your time and money and avoid this tourist trap.
If you care about butterflies please go to the zoo and visit the tropical area.
Written August 6, 2021
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Sightseer29805045742
To respond to someone who thinks that the Kaisers historical " Jugendstil " palmhouse is just 10m long is difficult . Perhaps you had other problems that day ? In any case your review is quite obviously not to be taken seriously.
Written October 19, 2021
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland341 contributions
nice place
Dec 2019
full of surprised in midle of Vienna in this winter christmas season was so cool visting that place full of color and warm
Written September 16, 2020
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Sightseer29805045742
Thanks.....
Written October 19, 2021
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland341 contributions
warm not expected
Dec 2019
was so beautifull and warm for Christmas time when i visit its not that big but can be fast overcrowed
Written February 10, 2020
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Sightseer29805045742
Thank you for coming and we are happy that you had a good time in our central Vienna " Happy Place "
Written August 24, 2020
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wienerwalzer80
Monza, Italy283 contributions
A beautiful surprise
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Butterfly House is located in a very similar architectural building to the Palmenhaus in Schönbrunn.
It is not so huge to visit as part of is a restaurant.
At the first sight butterflies are not visible but after a while you can see they are everywhere. Most of them are black but there are some coloured.
I have never been before and it was a lovely surprise.
Inside it is humid even in winter and I suggest to take the jacket off and leave it at the wardrobe.
Written January 20, 2020
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Sightseer29805045742
We are very happy that you had a good surprised, come and be surprised more often, you are most welcome
Written August 24, 2020
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Carlos B
London, Canada1,040 contributions
Exptected more
Jul 2019
I honestly expected a better place. As an entomologist, I'm used to going to butterfly houses and this one was just ok.
Written January 4, 2020
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Sightseer29805045742
Even being OK is OK Some people think we are wonderful too. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again.....
Written August 24, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania6,913 contributions
Butterfly house - in Vienna
Aug 2019
As we were strolling in the city center we literally bumped into this - butterfly house in Vienna.
There is a 7 euro entrance fee - not the cheapest and you have discount with the Vienna card - still I would say worth it.
I don't recall the names of the butterflies that we saw but there were a lot of them - several different- bright and less bright colored - hanging on flowers or flying around - so very interesting for me.
Once inside - it is fairly small - but for me it was enough - we spent like 30 minutes there just watching butterflies - sort of relaxing.
Remember the rules says don't touch anything- so just try to respect that- but on the other hand don't get surprised if some butterfly will use you as a support - so they just land on you.
Inside is very humid - so if you have issues I don't recommend getting in it can be difficult to breath.
There is a small gift shop outside - so it you want a memory you can get it there.
Overall a nice experience - I would say you try it if you are in the area.
Written January 4, 2020
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edwardb596
Lund, Sweden50 contributions
tons of butterflys
Sep 2019
If you like the feeling of hundreds of butterflies with every pattern and color you could imagine, this is for you. If you stand still they will even land on you. The 6 year old, who is a butterfly fanatic, loved it -- she even put some food on her finger (this one butterfly, it seems, loves bananas) and she had a friend for the whole visit.
It is very hot and humid in there... so if it is hot outside, it is even hotter in the house.
Written October 9, 2019
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ELIAS_ HANSEN
1 contribution
Dead butterflies, overdue products, rude employees
Dec 2018
I visited with my family and was quite shocked about the amount of dead butterflies, almost half of them dead.

In their shop I bought seeds for a meat eating plant for my nephews, which I then later realized were overdue when I checked the date, I went back there and spoke to the manager who didn't want to give me the money back, he told me to come back if the seeds don't grow, which they didn't do. Since I was a tourist it also was not a possibility for me, so I found this extremely arrogant and rude and I would really not recommend this place.
Written September 13, 2019
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Sightseer29805045742
Hello Elias, you seem to be a bit upset but anything bought in the shop would immediately be exchanged especially if anything was out of date.??We are not quite sure about your review ???
Written August 24, 2020
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Károly L
Budapest, Hungary170 contributions
Small Butterfly House
Aug 2019 • Couples
Small butterfly house in downtown close to Albertina. Not the “butterflyhouse of my life”, quite small place though was not too busy as we visited close to closing hour. A bit overpriced (well, compared to eg. museum tickets), 7 eur in ‘19, we spent not more than 20 mins inside.
Written September 7, 2019
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Sightseer29805045742
Thank you for coming. Museum tickets are paid for by the government taxes, we are private and must PAY taxes. It is not a level playing field
Written August 24, 2020
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Schmetterlinghaus is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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