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


State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
02. April until 31 October
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 sometimes vary), extra times by prior appointment. Groups by appointment only.

Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet:
Till 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November to 22. December closed, accessible only as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment
01. April 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2020 to 20. December 2020 closed, accessible only as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 od. 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