It’s now possible to see #lippizaner right smack in the middle of town, as they have an enclosure in #Burggarten where foals and mothers can get some grass and air. Magnificent beasts! #vienna #wien #igerswien #igersvienna #instawien #wienstagram #ichliebewien #vscowien #vscoaustria #viennanowornever #WeLoveVienna #viennaislove #1000thingsinvienna #viennadaily #viennacity #livinginvienna #igersaustria #weloveaustria #austria #meinwien
Somehow it’s a bit cooler on the grass. Today was 38 degrees, tomorrow it’s supposed to get hotter…. O.o
Palmenhaus in Burggarten is an interesting place to go to have a coffee and some cake, or a small meal. It might be a little more expensive than elsewhere, but it’s still not so expensive that it’ll totally rip you off.
According to the web site the history of the cafe and surrounding space is:
In 1822 a 128 meter long greenhouse was erected, in the Hofburg palace gardens, incorporating part of the old city wall. In 1901 the architect Friedrich Ohman was comissioned to build the splendid Jugendstil palmhouse which stands on the site today, which replaced the original structure. It took five years to build Ohmans creation, which is now a major tourist attraction in its own right. It is perhaps the most beautiful Jugendstil greenhouse ever built. By 1988 the building had fallen into disrepair and was closed to the public. Ten years and $17m later the refurbished building was reopened to the public.The 2050 sqm. building houses plants used to decorate official functions, one of Viennas most popular restaurants and of course the tropical butterfly house.
It’ still a little bit cold to sit outside, but it’s getting there! 🙂
When the weather is really grey and sad, a visit to the butterfly house in Burggarten is not the worst choice. They don’t have a mindblowing amount of butterfly species there, but it’s really nice and warm, and the butterflies are everywhere. These are not the biggest of the butterflies (not sure if you can see them?!) but they’re definitely the most willing to be photographed without a tele lens… 😛
After that, a visit to the Palmenhaus right next to it for some coffee or tea is a real treat too. 🙂