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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Elaheh Saatchi en
Great place and friendly staff! Lots of seating areas outside and some inside as well( though most of them were reserved inside they still let us stay until the reservation time). We had lunch here and we were not disappointed. The inside is interesting with it being a greenhouse transformed into a restaurant. GooglePlace - August 2017
Melanie Harris en
Beautiful ambiance when delicious food!!! Either I was really hungry from all my walking or the food was fantastic or maybe both. It's a great place to relax after seeing the castle and grounds. GooglePlace - August 2017
Kim Pagotto en
Beautiful former greenhouse now serving up delicious food. Breakfast is apparently amazing. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and apple strudel for dessert. Staff was friendly and fast. GooglePlace - August 2017
Šemsa Alečković en
Fresh orange juice was lovely. Lunch was very tasty although smaller than usual Austrian portions. Little expensive but great place to eat and people watch. GooglePlace - August 2017
Gavin Lees en
Gorgeous place to eat breakfast in Vienna! An old greenhouse has been converted into a bright, airy restaurant with amazing food. I'd love to return here in the evening for dinner - the menu looks great! GooglePlace - July 2017