About the Emperors' PavilionThe Imperial Butterfly House (Das Schmetterlinghaus) is located in the center of Vienna, in the garden of the Imperial Palace (Burggarten), very close to the Opera House. In fact, the one who built this butterfly house was the emperor and he did built this in his private garden, which everyone now has access to, the Burgarten Gardens. When you enter, you can break away from the noise of the city and enter a calm and peaceful place. But what’s interesting here are the butterflies, and you can see the butterfly house during every season and period.
At the Butterfly House you can look at exotic butterflies and how they live. At any given moment you can see nearly 500 active butterflies floating freely in the pavilion, with the environment being kept with typical tropical data, a constant temperature of 26 degrees and a humidity of 80%. Inside the special glass cabinets are displayed collections of large butterflies from all over the world.
Sometimes you can actually see how the butterfly emerges from the cocoon, allowing you to trace the whole life cycle of the butterfly. The atmosphere in this glass conservatory is of sweet nature, with the trickle of water falling in the small waterfalls and the many flying butterflies around.
After you have been here, you can head to the Burggarten Gardens, the beautiful gardens surrounding the Hofburg Palace.