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 and Gardens

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

 

Opening Hours


Park and Gardens:
November until March: daily open from 8am-5pm. 
April until October: daily open from 8am-7pm.

State Rooms:
Accessible only as part of a guided tour
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. November 2020 to 26. March 2021 closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment from 08. 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

Open in addition:
05. April 2021
24. May 2021