Palmenhaus at Schönbrunn Palace
Near the northwestern edge of the garden that stretches in front of Schönbrunn Palace stands the elegant Palmenhaus, made of iron and glass. It was built in 1882 under Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria as a greenhouse to store plants collected from all over the world. Today, the Palmenhaus is open to the public throughout the year, and visitors can walk through the high ceilings and enjoy the pleasant light while taking their time to appreciate the various plants.
Schönbrunn Palace is located about 4 km southwest of the center of Vienna. The summer residence of the Habsburgs, who ruled Austria for several centuries, still stands in its original state. The gardens attached to the palace are a vast park that is always crowded with tourists and locals enjoying a moment of relaxation. The lush green grounds are filled with services for adults and children alike, including a zoo, a café, and a miniature train.