Building the house

from princely residence to modern museum

The rise of Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg to become a European statesman under Emperor Ferdinand II 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. He therefore placed orders for the creation of the new residence in 1625, which was to impressively reflect his new status.


The 17th Century


After Prince Hans Ulrich was made Governor of Inner Austria in 1625, he immediately commissioned the most important court artist in the country, Giovanni Pietro de Pomis, with the planning  more...

The 18th Century


After the male line of the Eggenberg family died out, the State Rooms were modernised, bringing them into line with the tastes of the age between 1754 and 1763.  The commissioning  more...

The 19th Century


In 1789, Eggenberg passed by inheritance to the older main branch of the family, the Imperial Counts of Herberstein, whose main residence was far away in Silesia, meaning that they visited  more...

The 20th and 21st Century


After the First World War, the Herberstein family was forced for economic reasons to sell the house, and it was finally acquired by the state of Styria in January 1939. The Reichsmusikschule  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