Gothic Eggenberg

In 1625 Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg selected the exact same place chosen as the site of the family seat by his great-grandfather, Balthasar Eggenberger, one and a half centuries earlier for the construction of the new residence. Parts of the previous medieval castle were, however, kept and incorporated into the newly constructed Baroque four-winged palace. The central tower with its gothic chapel even became the very core of the new palace. Traces of this medieval structure are still being discovered today.


Eckhenperg

The ancestral seat on the fields of Algersdorf


Balthasar Eggenberger purchased the “Orthof” on the fields of Algersdorf, just one mile to the west of the city of Graz before 1464. Over the following years he had this fortified manor  more...

Gothic chapel


Balthasar Eggenberger had a sanctuary of the Virgin Mary constructed in the tower of his estate in 1470. This "capella Beate Marie Virginis sita in Castro Eckenperg" - as it is  more...

The Eggenberg Altarpiece


In the face of the unsettled times, it was only natural to look to Mary Help of Christians for protection. Thus, the Mother of God is also placed in the centre of the magnificent Eggenberg  more...

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9532
F +43-316/8017-9555
eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


State Rooms:
1 April - 31 October 2017
admission with guided tour only

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

Park and Gardens:
November-March: daily, 8am-5pm

April-October: daily, 8am-7pm