State Rooms

The Bel Étage of Eggenberg Palace has remained almost unchanged since the 18th century. Furnished with original 17th and 18th century designs, furniture, tapestries and decorations, the circle of 24 state rooms is among the most significant ensembles in Austria. It is extremely rare to find fittings of comparable artistic quality that have been maintained in such perfect condition and in their original state as in Eggenberg Palace. The core of this concept is the splendid Planetary Room.

The Planetary Room

a star-studded spectacle



The highlight of the state rooms is the Planetary Room, which was completed in 1685 and which received its name from the cycle of paintings by the court artist Hans Adam Weissenkircher. more...

Ceiling Decorations

a painted history of the world



The magnificent décor that survives to this day encompasses over 500 ceiling paintings in opulent stucco surrounds. Mythological scenes and the history of the ancient, Biblical and modern worlds are interwoven with allegories, emblems and vedute to create a Baroque cultural cosmos. more...

Interiors

Eggenberg Rococo



The State Rooms acquired their current decorative programme in the last phase of the building’s construction in the 18th century. more...

The Ôsaka Folding Screen

Discovery of a Japanese rarity at Schloss Eggenberg



From time to time, Japanese works of art are discovered in Europe that one can describe without exaggeration as sensational. One of these is a fascinating early 17th-century Japanese folding screen with scenes of Osaka. more...

Palace church



The largest architectural change that took place during the Rococo redecoration of Eggenberg Palace when the "Maria Schnee" Palace Church (Our Lady of the Snows) was incorporated into the west wing. more...

Our Tip for your Visit

Guided tours through the State Rooms

Schloss Eggenberg



The state rooms have never been modernised nor have they ever been fitted with heating or electric lighting. Their Baroque splendour has remained unchanged since the 18th century and allows for a breathtaking journey back in time.

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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. July 2020 until 31 October 2020
01. November until 26. March 2021 closed
27. March 2021 until 31 October 2021

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. July 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. November 2020 to 26. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 20 December 2020
27. March 2021 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm open
01. 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


Park and Gardens:
April - October: daily, 8am-7pm
November - March: daily, 8am-5pm

Open in addition:
26. October 2020
05. April 2021
24. May 2021