Image of the Palm House

The Palm House

Historical building

The Palm House is located in the middle of the Botanical Garden. From the Palm House’s 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 traffic and noise in the middle of inner-city Copenhagen.

Image of frog in the palm houseThe beautiful Palm House contains an important part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark's living collections, and with its central location in Copenhagen, the house 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

Image of cast iron staircaseIn the Palm House, you can view 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 during the summer months.


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

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee

See map of the Botanical Garden.


Adults: DKK 60
Children (3-17 years): DKK 40
Children (0-2 years): Free
Students (with student-ID): DKK 40
Season pass: Free entrance with a season pass to the museum

Tickets are bought at the Palm House in the Botanical Garden.

Suitcases and Bags

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