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Palace, State rooms and Gardens

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We are a department of the Universalmuseum Joanneum that looks after Eggenberg Park and Palace and the collections of the Alte Galerie.

Eggenberg Palace is a first-rate synthesis of the arts of the Baroque period and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place where national history and world history meet.

Architecture and furnishings combine here to create a symbolic representation of the universe, built to represent the princely Eggenberg family. The palace preserves a precious ensemble of historical interiors with an important cycle of over 500 ceiling paintings, at once a panorama of universal history and a mirror of virtue in the spirit of the Baroque. It is an almost unadulterated work of spatial art in which the furnishing phases of the 17th and 18th centuries combine to form an ensemble of special experience value.

Today, the palace is set in an extensive Romantic landscape park, which with its precious trees is one of the most important gardens in the country. It serves as a refuge for peace and recreation as well as a valuable nature conservation and local recreation area within the city.

This combination of culture and nature makes Schloss Eggenberg a special museum location, a place for people for whom culture and nature are essential.

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"Museums For Future"