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.
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...
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...
Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens
Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
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