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 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
24 March -  31 October 2018   
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.
Group visits (7 people or more) by appointment only. 

Park and Gardens:
1 April - 31 October: daily, 8am-7pm

1 November - 23 March: daily, 8am-5pm  
1 January 10am-5pm
24 March -  31 October 2018: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm