Image of the Palm House

NB: The Cactus and Succulent House in the Botanical Garden is currently closed due to water damage.

The Palm House

Historical building

The Victorian Palm House is located in the middle of the Botanical Garden. From the Palm House terrace, there is a magnificent view over the Botanical Garden and the spires and towers of Copenhagen. Here, you can enjoy life in peaceful and green surroundings, a quiet haven away from the hussle and bustle of the Copenhagen City Centre.

The beautiful Palm House is home to an important part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark's living collections, and with its central location in Copenhagen, it forms a green oasis of subtropical and tropical plants.

The protected Palm House in the Botanical Garden was built in 1872-74 with brewer I. C. Jakobsen as one of the driving forces behind the construction project. The Palm House is designed by architect Peter Christian Bønecke and is made from cast iron and glass. The inspiration came from Crystal Palace in London, built for the 1852 World Exhibition.

As a part of an updated visitor experience in the Botanical Garden, the Palm House and the adjacent greenhouses have undergone a renovation as well as a transformation, focussed on improving the spread of knowledge and the interior of the houses. The Natural History Museum of Denmark is pleased to welcome you to a newly renovated setting.

Visit the Palm House - a spectacular botanical collection

In the Palm House, you can explore exotic and rare plants, which grow in different tropical and subtropical environments. Among other things, you can experience the greenhouses Aquatic and Mangrove Plants, Warm Subtropics, Dry Tropics, and Mediterranean House.

Giant Bamboo, large palms, spectacular flowers and carnivorous plants are just a small selection of the botanical collection you can experience in the Palm House.

You can also visit the Succulent and Cactus House with plants of all sorts and shapes, as well as the Butterfly House, where you can experience living butterflies fluttering among vanilla plants during the summer months.


Natural History Museum of Denmark
Botanical Garden
Gothersgade 128
1123 Copenhagen K
Tlf: 22 83 65 97

See map of the Botanical Garden.

Only the Palm House

Adult: 70 DKK
Child (3 – 17 years): 40 DKK 
Student with student ID: 40 DKK 

Ticket sales at the Palm House.

Suitcases and Bags

Please avoid bringing suitcases and large bags into the Palm House, including the Butterfly House.