30 November 2008
30.11.2008 40 °F
For the last day in Vienna I was set on taking photos of the butterflies at the Schmetterlinghaus or Butterfly house near the Hofburg palace. So after another hostel breakfast, check out and storing our bags in the luggage room we were headed back to the subway.
The Butterfly house is a huge greenhouse creating a tropical environment in the middle of the city.
For 5 euro a person you can walk around and take photos of the butterflies. They spend their time eating fruit and fluttering around the greenhouse. I think we also found the warmest place in the whole city.
The train didn’t leave for home until 1640 so our next stop was the Praterstern which has a huge ferris wheel. Unfortunately most of the park seemed closed since it was a Sunday. So we decided to try to catch a movie but by the time we got the subway back there we found out it was closed. Next try was for lunch at a restaurant advertised by the hostel but after we walked all the way there it was closed because its Sunday! Our second choice of restaurants was also closed…..because its Sunday. Finally we ended up eating lunch at a Turkish restaurant called Sato which atleast gave a 10% discount to those staying at the hostel. The rest of the time was spent setting up a trip to Dublin in March
The evening will be spent on the train home. Next weekend we plan to hit some more Christmas markets in Germany since my mom will be in town.