Alte Galerie

Permanent exhibition


The Alte Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg – now in a new makeover as of 26 April 2019!


Experience five-hundred years of European history as reflected by art and cultural history: In seven display rooms, outstanding examples of Gothic art testify to the religious faith of the Middle Ages; in fifteen redesigned themed rooms, masterpieces created in the Renaissance and Baroque periods bring to life the misery and splendour of the early modern period.

A constantly changing selection of precious hand drawings and prints from the Graphic Collection enriches the permanent exhibition through its use of complementary themes.

Art in the Middle Ages

Eternity and its Effigy

In the Middle Ages, art mainly served the glorification of God and the idea of a better life in the world hereafter. Numerous panels, statues and stained-glass paintings evoke a radiating world beyond, free of fear and misery.


Renaissance and Baroque Art

Between Dying and Dancing - Tales of the Early Modern Period

The epoch is often associated with Renaissance and Baroque splendour. Yet on closer inspection, this dazzling façade also reveals a blood-soaked litany of endless wars and bitter distress.


Graphic Collection

Prints – an early mass medium

As of the 15th century, the first paper mills create the basis  for the cheap and rapid production of graphic prints. The period is witness to a media revolution.


Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9770


Opening Hours

01. November to 25. April 2019 closed

26. April 2019 to 31. October 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

01. November 2019 to 29. December 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm admission with guided tours and by appointment only

Opening Hours Library
Tues–Fri 10am–12pm and afternoons by appointment only


10th June

24th/25th December
31st December