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The intimate Burggarten in back of the Neue Burg is a quiet oasis that includes a statue of a contemplative Franz Josef and an elegant statue of Mozart, moved here from the Albertinaplatz after the war, when the city's charred ruins were being rebuilt. Today the park is a favored time-out spot for the Viennese; an alluring backdrop is formed by the striking former greenhouses, now the gorgeous Palmenhaus restaurant and the Schmetterlinghaus. Enchantment awaits you at Vienna's unique Butterfly House. Inside are towering tropical trees, waterfalls, a butterfly nursery, and more than 150 species on display (usually 400 winged jewels are in residence). The park also has entrances on Hanuschgasse and Goethegasse.

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  • Address: Opernring, 1st District, Vienna, A-1010 | Map It
  • Cost: €5.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., weekdays 10–4:45, weekends 10–6:15; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–3:45
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  • U-Bahn: U2/MuseumsQuartier; Tram: 1, 2, and D/Burgring.
  • Location: The Hofburg
Updated: 03-10-2012

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    Schmetterlinghaus Vienna Burggarten

    The Burggarten located right in the heart of Vienna is part of the Hofburg palace gardens.It is just behind the opera building and contains the famous Mozart monument,various other important statues an alpine garden and what is perhaps the most beautiful "Jugendstil" palmhouse in Europe.Part of the "Palmenhaus" is used as a cafe', one of the most splendid in the city and another part of the "Palmenhaus" is a tropical butterfly house,Schmetterlinghaus, featuring live free flying tropical butterflies.This is a very unusual attraction for a city centre and has become one of the most popular tourist sites in Vienna. Both the Burggarten and the Palmenhaus used to be the private domain of the Kaiser but were opened to the public at the beginning of the last century.

    by Schmetterlinghaus, 11/9/12
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    I love the Schmetterlinghaus. This Imperial Butterfly House is right in the middle of town and I,ve been there often.There really are lots of tropical butterflies and the building is absolutely amazing..

    by Hofburg, 10/29/09

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