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 and Gardens

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

 

Opening Hours


State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
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:
01. November to 31. March 2020 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment until 22. December 2019
01. April 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. November 2020 to 31. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment until 22 December 2020
Please contact us: +43-316/8017-9560 or info-eggenberg@museum-joanneum.at


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