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 +43-316/8017-9532
eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


State Rooms:
admission with guided tour only
24. March until 31. October 2018
2. April until 31. October 2019

Guided Tours: Tues-Sun and public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (exceptions may apply), and additionally by appointment. Group visits by appointment only.

Exhibitions:
24. March until 31. October 2018
Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

Park and Gardens:
April - October: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm
1st January 2019: 10am-5pm