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 patrons for these alterations were the last Eggenberg princess, Maria Eleonora and her third husband, Johann Leopold Count Herberstein.

The surviving interiors, together with the three Far Eastern side rooms and the Palace Chapel, which was added to the building complex instead of a theatre, all date from this period.

 

Nonetheless, the rooms would be used for only a few years until 1789. After that date, the building passed into the ownership of another line of the Herberstein family, who seldom resided at Eggenberg.  For this reason, the Rococo décor and the great cycle of ceiling paintings, dating from the 17th century, remain unaltered to this day.

Schloss Eggenberg

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

 

Opening Hours


The state rooms
April to October, exceptions may apply

Guided Tours: Tue-Sun, public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, from May to September additionally at 5pm or by prior appointment .

Park and Gardens
1 November to 14 March daily from 8am - 5pm
15 March to 31 October daily from 8am - 7pm

Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet
1 November to 17 December admission only with guided tour by prior appointment
April to October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm 

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

Open in addition:
10 April 2023
1 May 2023
29 May 2023