Palm House Schönbrunn

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Palm House in Schönbrunn

Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned the construction of the Palm House in 1882. Around 45,000 panes of glass are used for this impressive structure. With a length of 111 meters, an area of 2,500 square meters and a glass surface of 4,900 square meters, it is one of the largest palm houses in Europe. The oldest plant there is a Spanish olive tree that is around 350 years old. In addition, there is a palm tree with a height of around 23 meters and the largest water lily in the world can also be seen in spring and summer - with a remarkable diameter of 1.2 meters.

Here’s a tip for you: Entry to the Palm House is also possible on a combined ticket with the Desert Experience House and Schönbrunn Zoo.

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. Temperatures range between 8 and 17 degrees Celsius.

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

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -11%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 9€ / Savings: 1€

  • Opening times

    • May to September
      • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • October to April
      • daily, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Last entry is half an hour before closing.

  • 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.

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