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
April to October, exceptions may apply

Guided Tours: Tue-Sun, public holidays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, from May to September additionally at 5pm or by prior appointment .

Park and Gardens
1 November to 14 March daily from 8am - 5pm
15 March to 31 October daily from 8am - 7pm

Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet
1 November to 17 December admission only with guided tour by prior appointment
April to October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm 

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

Open in addition:
10 April 2023
1 May 2023
29 May 2023