The stable temperature reaching 26 °C, humidity 80 percent, tropical plants and colorful butterflies. It is not Equatorial Africa, but the center of Vienna. In the Butterfly House, located in a complex of former emperor’s private gardens between Hofburg Palace and Vienna Opera, you can spend a few hours in the tropical rainforest and admire here more than one hundred kinds of exotic butterflies.
The Butterfly House is the perfect imitation of their natural environment, so they lay eggs here, pupate and turn into caterpillars and eventually became colored beauties, whose wings range can be in some cases up to 30 centimetres.
Butterfly House was built several years ago and now, on 280 m2, it is a home to about four hundred butterflies, that come from special farms in Thailand, Belize, Costa Rica or the Philippines.
Visitors can observe the entire butterfly life cycle. Information boards explaining what they eat, how they develop, or how long they live. The Butterfly House is suitable for both small kids and adults.
The Butterfly House is located in the heart of Vienna’s emperor’s private gardens, about 200 meters from the Vienna Opera. It is open all year round and the basic admission is €5,50. Parking is available at the Opera House.
For more information visit Official site of Butterfly House.
You may need to browse through some Vienna hotels if you would like to stay here and visit other great attractions in Vienna as well, as it is not possible to see all of them in one day.
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