About the Plant Nursery that Became a Popular Restaurant in the CityThe Palms House (Palmenhaus), located in the center of Vienna near the new Albertina Museum, was built in 1901. Originally it served as a greenhouse for tropical plants and a place to grow butterflies for the Royal Palace. The place was not always flourishing and visited, and for many years it was called "Sleeping Beauty" because the place was neglected and was hard to rise. Only in 1998 began the massive renovation of the greenhouse, which lasted three years.
And it worked. The metal and glass structure quickly became a hot brasserie restaurant, the Palmhouse. It became a hit among tourists and locals. Palm trees and tropical plants are growing throughout the greenhouse, but the heat and humidity of the greenhouse can be tolerated thanks to the air conditioning. They became an integral part of the decor of the cafe and the restaurant, which were built inside the greenhouse and not outside, alongside it.
The restaurant is open for most of the day, but it will be very difficult to get an available table. On rainy days you can watch no less than 250 people huddled under the glass ceiling of the greenhouse. The Palmhouse has become one of Vienna's most popular and lively restaurants and if you can book a place, it will provide you with a few perfect resting hours, especially on the rainy and cold days of winter Vienna. Take a coat!
TipsOn Thursdays they play live music, usually jazz ensembles. Enjoy!