Programme

utopia of the ideal world

Prince Hans Ulrich and his architect Pietro de Pomis not only designed and constructed Eggenberg Palace as a magnificent and lavish residence for representational purposes, but also as a comprehensive architectural allegory. In its entirety, the palace is a mathematically harmonious cosmos, an architectural mirror image of the universe in which its scholarly builder and owner expressed his conception of a harmonious world order in an era of chaos and dissolution.

Time of Upheavals


The palace was constructed during an extremely critical period in history: Confessional debates and the collapse of the old political order marked this highly confusing and turbulent  more...

Symbolic World


Prince Eggenberg created a political utopia in his new residence - a symbolic world where all knowledge, elements and powers of the universe should have an allegorical place. And the  more...

Eggenberg Calendar


The architectural programme of the palace is based on strict number symbolism. The calendar theme was extremely topical: Eggenberg Palace was built during the period of the great calendar  more...

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