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Palm House, Schönbrunn

Palm House, Schönbrunn

Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned the construction of the Palm House in 1882. Architect Franz Segenschmid had his hands full: with a length of 111 meters, 2,500 square meters in area and 4,900 square meters of glass, it is the largest Palm House on the European continent. 45,000 glass panes were installed.

The Palm House is divided into three pavilions and three climate zones, which are connected to each other by tunnel-like corridors. The tallest room exhibits plants from the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands, South Africa, America and Australia. The northern room houses plants from China, Japan, the Himalayas and New Zealand. Tropical and subtropical plants grow in the third area. Plants on display in the Palm House include a 23 meter-tall palm and in spring/summer the largest water lily in the world (with a leaf diameter of 1.20 meters). Temperatures range between 8 and 17 degrees Celsius.

Palm House (Palmenhaus) in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • May to September
      Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • October to April
      Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Swinging doors   110  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 110  cm  long , 18  cm  high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).

    • Comments

      Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.

Plants and pumpkins in the Schönbrunn Palm House
Spiral staircase in the Schönbrunn Palm House
Plants in the Schönbrunn Palm House
Plants in the Schönbrunn Palm House
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