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 and design of his new residence. His enormous cash reserves made it possible for him to complete the structure of the building in only ten years - even during the turbulent period of the Thirty Years' War - by incorporating large sections of the former castle. After de Pomis' death in 1631, his foremen Pietro Valnegro and Antonio Pozzo were commissioned to complete the new residence. The palace was at least temporarily occupied from the middle of the seventeenth century, but the main residence of the time still remained the City Palace or "Stadtpalais" at the foot of the Schlossberg hill (now located in the Sackstrasse 16). And it was not until the second half of the 17th century that Prince Johann Seyfried von Eggenberg, Hans Ulrich's grandson, was finally able to bring all work to a close by incorporating all the designs, furniture, tapestries and decorations into the state rooms and the Planetary Room in 1685.

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

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 31. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment until 22 December 2020
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or

Park and Gardens:
18. May - October: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm

Open in addition:
26. October 2020