The varying temperatures are achieved by means of a steam heating system which means that rare specimens from all over the world can be grown here.
This impressive iron construction used the most modern technology of its time, with the materials determining its form. The proportions of the convex and concave lines of the central and lateral pavilions are perfectly balanced and endow the iron structure with a perceptible lightness despite its massive dimensions. Inserted into the framework of the external iron construction, the glazing clings to the curved iron girders like a skin.
The Schönbrunn Palm House was the last of its type to be constructed in continental Europe.