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

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 17% off , Saving of € 1

      More than 4,000 species of plants from all over the world in the Austrian Federal Gardens historic botanical collections. € 5 instead of € 6.

  • 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.

The U4 subway line will be closed between "Hütteldorf" and "Hietzing" stations from 30 April to 1 July 2016. This closure will be extended as far as "Schönbrunn" from 2 July to 4 September 2016. Diversions will be in place via tram lines 49, 52 and 58 as well as rapid transit railway and regional trains from "Hütteldorf" station, which provide connections to subway lines U3 and U6. A bus will also operate along this section of the U4 as a rail replacement service. More information

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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