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

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560 und -9532
eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


The state rooms
1 April to 30 October 2022:

Guided Tours: Tue-Sun, public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm or on advance notice.

Park and Gardens
15 March to 31 October daily from 8am - 7pm
1 November to 14 March daily from 8am - 5pm
Park closed: 1 January 2022 from 8am - 10am


Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet
12 to 19 December 2021 admission only with guided tour by prior appointment

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

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


Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560
or info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

Open in addition:
18 April 2022
6 June 2022
15 August 2022