Palmenhaus / Wien

Burggarten 1 Wien 1010
Opening Hours
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri, Sat 10:00 - 00:10
Description

The Palmenhaus Schönbrunn is a large greenhouse in Vienna, Austria featuring plants from around the world. It opened in 1882. It is the most prominent of the four greenhouses in Schönbrunn Palace Park, and is also among the largest botanical exhibits of its kind in the world, with around 4,500 plant species.HistorySeveral forerunners were built in the Palace Park in the 18th and 19th centuries, under Emperors Francis I and Joseph II. The present building was opened in 1882, under Franz Joseph I. Since 1918 it has been run by the Bundesgärten (Federal Gardens).A heavy bomb attack on Schönbrunn Palace in February 1945 destroyed most of the glazing of the Palmenhaus. Many plants died, although some were saved by being transferred to the nearby Sonnenuhrhaus. The rebuilding began in 1948, and the Palmenhaus was reopened in 1953.The building was closed to the public in 1976 as a safety measure following the collapse of the Reichsbrücke. Renovations were carried out between 1986 and 1990.ArchitectureBuilt of steel, the Palmenhaus is 111 metres long, 28 metres wide and 25 metres high, and has 45,000 glass tiles. There are annexes on the north and south sides, serving as a coldhouse and a hothouse respectively.

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Palmenhaus One of the most spectacular locations in Vienna. The Jugendstil imperial palm house has been masterfully renovated by architects Eichinger oder Kne... ... continue unlike
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Ashraf Magarious en
Very nice old style restaurant that is located inside a botanical garden with a glass walls and roof top. They serve coffee and alcoholic beverages in addition to dining menu which includes kids options and a great selection of cakes and dessert. The place is quite popular so it is advisable to book if planing to visit on a weekend. GooglePlace - January 2018
dem Vergangenen zu en
A good restaurant with a fine wine selection - be aware that it is very expensive. Fantastic ambience make this worthwhile every now and again - be sure to sit inside. Recommended in particular for evening meals. GooglePlace - January 2018
Christina Kang en
After a whole day immersing in the Hasburg empire history, it was a pleasant experience dining within the palace grounds. Palmenhaus was formerly the royal green house directly facing the royal garden. Since then, it has been transformed into this modern day restaurant with an exotic “jungle” feel. We had both the grilled sea bass & salmon trout accompanied with grilled vegetables. The fish were perfectly cooked and juicy, vegetables were similarly cooked to perfection. The veal schnitzel is ok, but the cucumber salad accompanying it works as a brilliant palate cleanser in between bites to keep you craving for more. The service is also nothing short of classy professionalism. All-in-all a very good experience. GooglePlace - December 2017
Alessandro Mingione en
This café is situated in a renovated greenhouse! Crazy stuff. As you might expect the ambience is great, but I can also vouch for the coffee and the cakes. GooglePlace - December 2017
Kate Ross en
Very friendly - also for kids - and excellent food. The "palmhaus torte" was amazing. Also an excellent selection of wines. Overall brilliant value for money in a beautiful setting. GooglePlace - November 2017