Honour and Vanity

100 Years of Decorations of the Republic of Austria


Opening: 04.05.2022, 6pm

In cooperation with the Austrian Society for Phaleristics

Curated by: Hermann Dikowitsch, Helmut-Theobald Müller, Karl Peitler und Johann Stolzer

About the exhibition

On 4 November 1922, the National Council passed the Federal Law on the Creation of "Decorations for Services to the Republic of Austria". On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the legal regulation of the Austrian system of decorations, the exhibition "Honour and Vanity" offers an overview of the decorations of the Republic of Austria and the Austrian Federal provinces.

The exhibition features the decorations of the Austrian Medals of Honour and the Order of Merit, including cases, decrees, award pictures, etc., in addition to other awards of the Republic of Austria and a high-quality selection of the decorations of the federal provinces. The exhibition is a joint project with the Austrian Society for the Study of Orders.


Coin Cabinet, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560


Opening Hours

1 April to 30 October 2022
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-6pm 

1 November to 18 December 2022 only with guided tour by prior appointment

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


15th August 2022
1st November 2022 (

with guided tour

8th December 2022 (

with guided tour