The End of the Dynasty

After the death of Johann Seyfried in 1713, the presence of male descendents meant that the continuation of the Eggenberg dynasty still seemed secure. However, in 1716, Johann Seyfried’s only son, Johann Anton II, died suddenly, aged just 47. Just one year later, Johann Anton II’s only son, the last Prince of Eggenberg, Johann Christian II, died from appendicitis at the age of only 13. With his death, the male line of the Eggenberg family had come to an end in 1717. And this resulted in the start of the break-up of the wide-spread Eggenberg estates and territories with both sisters of the last prince, Maria Eleonora and Maria Theresia, quickly agreeing upon how to best separate the remaining estate.

Schloss Eggenberg

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

 

Opening Hours


The state rooms
19 May to 31 October 2021,
1 April to 30 October 2022:

Guided Tours: Tue-Sun, public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm or on advance notice.

Park and Gardens:
27 March to 31 October 2021: 
Daily open from 8am-7pm
1 November 2021 to 14 March 2022: 
Daily open from 8am-5pm
1 January 2022: open from 10am-5pm

15 March to 31 October 2022,
Daily open from 8am-7pm
1 November 2022 to 14 March 2023: 
Daily open from 8am-5pm


Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet
27 March to 31 October 2021:
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-5pm open
1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022:
Closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment: 1 November to 19 December 2021

1 April to 30 October 2022:
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-5pm open
1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023:
Closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment: 1 November to 18 December 2022

Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

Museums and Park closed:
24 September 2021, 10 am - 3pm

Open in addition:
18 April 2022
6 June 2022
15 August 2022