Palace church

The largest architectural change that took place during the Rococo redecoration of Eggenberg Palace by the architect Joseph Hueber when the "Maria Schnee" Palace Church (Our Lady of the Snows) was incorporated into the palace in place of the Eggenberg Theatre. A gallery connected the liturgy room to the state rooms on the second floor. From here the family was able to take part in services with guests. The altarpiece is one of the many copies of the depiction of Our Lady of the Snows, derived from a Byzantine icon in the Capella Borghese in Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. This painting was held in great revere by the Habsburgs, which also seems to explain the use of the altarpiece, which was brought to Eggenberg from Pöls castle when the Imperial Court was expected to visit Eggenberg Palace in 1765. Ceiling frescos would have originally adorned the whole of the liturgy room. Part of these decorations can still be seen today above the high altar created by the artist Philipp Jacob Straub.

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