In the historical center of Vienna, in Hofburg Imperial Palace, which has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire,you will be able to be dipped in a tropical summer. This magical place is Schemetterlinghaus.
Hundreds of tropical butterflies, flittering under the sounds of waterfall, aroma of flowers and sense of complete harmony-all this you can find there. Being there, does not even doubt in authenticity of the tropical forest around. In this gorgeous building in style of Modern, made from steel and glass, for butterflies the climate of high humidity created here, giant trees and magnificent plants are landed. Stepping on paths or simply comfortably sitting on a bench, you can look after flying butterflies, pollinating tropical plants, enjoy the sounds of the forest and rays of a sun. If you will be lucky, you will be able to see the «birth» of butterfly, just abandoning the temporal house and seeing the first rays of light in new aspect.
Walking up a bridge all beauty of tropical garden will confide to you with his numerous plants. But butterflies are not only one habitants of glass house, also you will meet parrots and midget quail. You can pass for other side of waterfall and find out a reservoir with exotic fishes, looking after how they living unhastily, sparkling flippers on the by chance falling rays of a sun. Children are frequent visitors of museum, gladness from contemplation and co-operating with a tropical environment is reflected in their eyes. Happiness on face of a child, when he feeds an enormous exotic butterfly incomparably with anything.
Relaxed under an orchid, generously stretching the aroma on everything around, you will forget about reality out of magic house. From there it is not desirable to leave, because reality – here on your palm as a magic butterfly. Don’t lose the chance to touch the wonderful and necessarily visit Schmetterlinghaus, the unforgettable impressions from which will remain with you forever.
Also a shop works at a museum, where you can purchase decorations, postalcards, books or souvenirs. We are always welcome and waiting for you.
We are open all year:
April – October : Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10 – 16.45
Saturday Sunday & all public holidays 10 – 18.15
November – March: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10 – 15.45
Saturday Sunday & all public holidays 10 – 15:45
Public transport : We are right in the centre of town, in the area by the opera and St. Stephens cathedral.
Ubahn ( underground/subway) U1,U2,U4 to: Karlsplatz/Oper and then walk toward the Opera building.
Tram 1,2,D.J, to Opernring