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 and Gardens

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

 

Opening Hours


State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
01. April 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. November to 31. March 2020 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment until 22. December 2019
01. April 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 info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at


Park and Gardens:
April - October: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm
1st January 2020: 10am-5pm

Open in addition:
10. June 2019
13. April 2020
01. June 2020
26. October 2020