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 Eggenberg for only a few weeks a year. It is true that in the early 19th century, Johann Hieronymus Count Herberstein had the formal Baroque garden laid out as an English landscape garden in line with the tastes of the time, but the State Rooms were left completely untouched. Seen as old-fashioned, visitors were only infrequently able to marvel at its wonders in the company of the Palace’s castellan, and so the rooms fell into a deep and lasting slumber over a period of a hundred years. The first inventory, dating from the 18th century, and the first photographs, taken circa 1900, provide an almost identical glimpse of the building’s historic interior.  From today’s perspective, it was a particular stroke of luck that the fittings and décor survived this long period of hiatus.

Only the family’s living quarters on the piano nobile were altered on several occasions after 1850 to meet modern requirements.

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

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

 

Opening Hours


Park and Gardens:
November until March: daily open from 8am-5pm. 
April until October: daily open from 8am-7pm.

State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
01. November until 26. March 2021 closed
27. March 2021 until 31 October 2021

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 2020 to 26. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment from 08. until 20. December 2020
27. March 2021 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. November 2021 to 31. March 2022 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 19 December 2021
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

Open in addition:
05. April 2021
24. May 2021