The Vienna Schmetterlinghaus, or Imperial Butterfly House, is right in the heart of the city on the edge of Burggarten Park. The Butterfly House is one of the buildings of the Hofburg Palace, the home of the Habsburgs of Austria until 1918. In the Burggarten (the Emperor’s Garden), they built the Palm House, a greenhouse designed in 1901 in Art Nouveau style by the architect Friedrich Ohmann. The Butterfly House was originally established in 1990 at the Wustenhaus Schönnbrunn, before moving into the magnificent Palm House in 1998. The huge glass domes of the Palm House were well-suited to house exotic plants and waterfalls, with plenty of room for the butterflies to fly freely. There are now around 400 butterflies at the Schmetterlinghaus.
Vienna Schmetterlinghaus, 1010 Wien, Austria +43 153 385 70