Nestled in the foothills of the Jura mountain range is the Papiliorama, Switzerland's largest butterfly exhibit. On a recent Sunday, we got up early to beat the crowds and we never once regretted it!
We were surprised to not only find beautiful butterflies, but also an exhibit displaying nocturnal animals! The Nocturama section of the Papiliorama is very cool, as it is set to darkness during the day (and light during the night).
The effect is obvious: For the first time, we got to observe many nocturnal animals which are usually asleep when we visit the regular zoo...
Off to the butterfly hall, we spent more than an hour trying to spot as many different butterfly species as possible! We lost track, but apparently, there are more than 60 kinds from all over the world. The open environment allowed for some human-to-butterfly interaction, which was very cool.
Here are some impressions:
And with a portion of luck, we got a nice shot of the biggest butterfly of them all!
Once the butterfly exhibit got too busy (around noon), we migrated to Jungle Trek. This is an exact replica of the Shipstern Nature Reserve in Belize, with many of the native animals on display.
So in the fall when Switzerland gets covered by a layer of fog, why not visit the Papiliorama and Nocturama in Kerzers, Switzerland, and spend a few hours in the tropics? Have you ever been there before?
Open 7 days a week (Summer: 9 AM – 6 PM, winter: 10 AM - 5 PM)