The 20th and 21st Century

After the First World War, the Herberstein family was forced for economic reasons to sell the house, and it was finally acquired by the state of Styria in January 1939. The Reichsmusikschule (Reich Music School) was housed here until 1945. After suffering war damage and being extensively restored, the building was incorporated into the Landesmuseum Joanneum in 1948 and opened to the public in 1953 as the Baroque Museum.

The house was run from 1972 onwards by the Schloss Eggenberg Department, part of the Joanneum association of museums, and from 2003 it was systematically developed as the central location for the Joanneum’s collections of Old Master paintings. Since the reorganisation of the Alte Galerie (Gallery of Old Masters) on the piano nobile (2005), the reopening of the Münzkabinett (Numismatic collection) (2007) and the recent construction of the Archäologiemuseum (Museum of Archaeology) in the Palace Gardens (2009), the palace complex, with its sumptuous historical interiors and carefully restored gardens, has become one of the highlights of the museum world in Austria.

Since 1 August 2010, Schloss Eggenberg has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg’.

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560 und -9532


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 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.

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