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 named in an indulgence document - forms the nucleus of the castle built by his famous descendant, Prince Hans Ulrich. The square room with its magnificent vaulted ceiling is typical of Late Gothic architecture and one of a whole Europe-wide tradition of prestigious private chapels found on aristocratic estates. The small chapel itself also symbolises the significance of Christian beliefs for the people of the Middle Ages. Balthasar was definitely not a deeply religious man, but it was still important to him to ensure his own salvation after his death. He therefore donated a winged alter dedicated to the highest of all advocates, the Virgin Mary.

Schloss Eggenberg

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

 

Opening Hours


Park and Gardens:
Until 26 March 2021: 
Daily open from 8am-5pm
27 March to October 2021: 
Daily open from 8am-7pm

The Planetary Room
From 27 March 2021:
Open Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-5pm

The state rooms
Closed until further notice
Guided Tours: (and, therefore, visits to the state rooms) are not possible until further notice.

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 until 19 December 2021
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at

Open in addition:
5 April 2021
24 May 2021