The first post of my holiday in Vienna, Austria ended with a photo of the Burggarten where the Schmetterlinghaus is. Schmetterling means butterfly in German and now you can easily guess what this post is about: cute butterflies! I`m not an expert but there are few people in our community who sure know their name. You know who you are.
Everything looked so pretty there and I`ve even found one of my favourite flowers, the hibiscus. What made the experience a little strange is, that there were fake flowers also. Why would anyone use those instead of real flowers in a glass house?
To make the place less boring, visitors can have a tiny jungle adventure inside of those huge tree look-a-like decorations. They look like real trees from the outside but it`s like an artifical cave from the inside. Perfect place for the butterflies to rest in the shade and few aquariums with tiny water creatures (fishes, water snails, etc) are placed in there as well.
The caterpillars transform into those beautiful butterflies in these glass cubicles. They`ve had so many of these cocoons! I wish I`ve found more species of the butterflies but it was so hot and humid in there that we couldn`t stay so long. I would advise to go there during summer when you don`t wear much clothing anyway. The place is too hot to be in there in winter coat.
Seeing these pretty - sometimes huge - creatures flying around the glasshouse was very impressive and great experience. I just wish I could get one to fly on me - I was even wearing a floral dress!
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