Princely Residence

Eggenberg Palace is a unique synthesis of the arts dating back to the early Baroque period where architecture and design combine to create a complex symbolist representation of the universe, the cosmos of an educated statesman. The residence of Imperial Governor Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg is political architecture established to express the powerful legitimation of the rule of a family.

Family History



The history of the Eggenberg family is equally as unusual as their residence. Their stellar rise from peasantry to becoming ranked among the most important families in the Holy Roman Empire is mainly due to their outstanding daringness, cleverness and financial skills. more...

Gothic Eggenberg



In 1625 Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg selected the exact same place chosen as the site of the family seat by his great-grandfather, one and a half centuries earlier for the construction of the new residence. Traces of this medieval structure are still being discovered today. more...

Building the house

from princely residence to modern museum



The rise of Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg to become a European statesman necessitated the generous conversion of the old family seat, a rather modest medieval property on the western fringes of Graz, to a princely residence with an appropriately lavish and prestigious edifice. more...

Programme

utopia of the ideal world



In its entirety, the palace is a mathematically harmonious cosmos, an architectural mirror image of the universe in which its scholarly builder and owner expressed his conception of a harmonious world order in an era of chaos and dissolution. more...

Guests and Feasts



The most glorious residence in Styria took centre stage in Europe many times over the course of history. Here provincial history came face to face with world history. more...

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9532
F +43-316/8017-9555
eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


State Rooms:
1 April - 31 October 2017
admission with guided tour only

Guided Tours: Tues-Sun and public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (exceptions may apply), and additionally by appointment.

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

April-October: daily, 8am-7pm