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“A beautifully set out butterfly house”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Schmetterlinghaus

Ranked #105 of 564 things to do in Vienna
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Launceston, Australia
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“A beautifully set out butterfly house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is located at the far end of the Burggarten behind the Hofburg. It is a beautifully laid out airy greenhouse and is not as hot or humid as others we had visited. There was a nice tropical feel with numerous orchids, palms and ferns. There were several rockeries and small waterfalls and a clever half hidden stairwell up to an elevated walkway overlooking the chamber. Butterflies were whizzing everywhere. Alas when they were still they often had their wings shut and portrayed a clever brown camouflage. When they were in flight they featured bright red, blue or purple but were almost impossible to catch a photo of. Some orchids were in fact plastic plants smothered in pollen to create artificial feeding stations to provide easy viewing. Despite the warning signs it was unfortunate that a lot of people tried to touch the butterflies.
A lovely way to spend a half an hour.

Visited May 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Butterflys in an arms reach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Get inside and you are in a tropical weather, with wild colors flying all over you. You can take photos few inches away form the most beautiful butterflys ever seen.
A must do visit in Vienna

Visited June 2014
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Dortmund, Germany
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“Neat little place to spend half an hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We came here on our last day in Vienna and decided to go in to spend some time before going to the airport and we loved it.

6? might be a little high but it's a lot of fun to look at all the exotic butterflies and have them fly around you.

Be careful with taking pictures though cause it's very humid in there.

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London, United Kingdom
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“If you are a poet inside go there!a little dream....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

It s in a very central area, and it just takes half an hour ( or ten minutes if you are not too much poetic) if you want to live a little dream. Butterflies came on my hands, i felt like San Francesco, a fantastic experience! Alone, as a couple, with kids.....I adored it!

Visited November 2013
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“Lovely owners, perfect spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Schmetterlinghaus offered us a peaceful beginning to a lovely vacation in Vienna.
The butterflies are friendly, located near the center of the old city.
The main event though is the owner. If you manage to visit when Stephen is there, feel free to approach him in English, Dutch, German or Hebrew and ask him where to go next, how to plan your vacation and he might offer to join him near Karlskirche for a Spritzer Viennese which is White Wine with club soda.

Visited July 2013
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