Park and Gardens

Since their establishment in the early 17th century, the gardens at Eggenberg have experienced many changes, always reflecting the prevailing taste and ideals of the day. Only few traces are left of the formal Baroque garden of the princes of Eggenberg, which surrounded the palace with its generous boxwood “parterres de broderie” and tall clipped hedge walls.

Now Eggenberg palace is located in a huge landscaped garden dating back to the Romantic period, which is regarded among the most precious garden monuments in Austria.

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The lost Garden


Throughout the history of the palace, the gardens have always been as equally important as the house and its fittings and furnishings. They have been redesigned to suit every generation's personal ideas and the latest fashions of the time.


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The Palace Park

After 1820, Jérôme Count Herberstein commissioned to design an English landscape garden that should represent the romantic ideals of the new era, "...a perfect landscape=painting" composed to recreate nature in all its diversity.


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Trees in Eggenberg

We humans love trees. And with good reason. Trees are good for our bodies and our souls.


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The Rose Mound


It was after 1833, that Count Herberstein's masterpiece would be created: a vista point that functioned simultaneously as a rose garden.


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Old Roses

Every year in June an extraordinary “garden caprice” dating back to the Biedermeier period bursts into bloom to form a masterpiece of gardening in Eggenberg Park.


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Planetary Garden

The design solution chosen by Helga Tornquist in 1999/2000 establishes a connection to the Palace’s historical context. In a playful way, it draws on the age-old planetary doctrine of signatures, the iconography of which has great significance for Schloss Eggenberg.


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The Master’s Garden

In 1848, the head gardener Friedrich Wägener created and built a private garden for the family at the back of the palace. This garden was later known as the Breakfast or Master's Garden.


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Garden in front of the Southern Pavilion

It was after 1848 that this Biedermeier-style flower garden in front of the southern pavilion was created and the original shooting range in the formal garden was converted into a summer apartment and rented out to "distinguished tenants".


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The history of fruit growing in Eggenberg is older than the castle that exists today. Since 2016, historical "celebrities" among the apples have been ripening here again.


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