Park and Gardens

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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.

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. more...

The Palace Park

A landscape painting

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. more...

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. more...

Old Roses in Eggenberg

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

The 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". more...

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560 und -9532


Opening Hours

State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
01. July 2020 until 31 October 2020
01. November until 26. March 2021 closed
27. March 2021 until 31 October 2021

Guided Tours: Tue-Sun and public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (times may vary), extra times by prior appointment. Groups by appointment only.

Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet:
01. July 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. November 2020 to 26. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 20 December 2020
27. March 2021 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. November 2021 to 31. March 2022 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 19 December 2021
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or

Park and Gardens:
April - October: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm

Open in addition:
26. October 2020
05. April 2021
24. May 2021