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. With its complex artistic programme, which merged astrological and hermetical ideas, number symbolism and family mythology to form a complex allegory to glorify the Eggenberg dynasty, the Planetary Room is ranked among the most impressive pieces of early Baroque interior decoration in Central Europe.

Planet paintings


Central to the Planetary Room's allegorical scheme, the huge painting of the sun is also in the centre of the vaulted ceiling. Here Apollo is to be connected to Johann Seyfried's younger  more...

Signs of the zodiac


The twelve signs of the zodiac, which are at the same time also reminiscent of the twelve months of the year, were selected as the theme for the wall decorations in the Planetary Room in  more...

Schloss Eggenberg and Gardens

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
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Opening Hours


State Rooms:
1 April - 31 October 2017
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:
November-March: daily, 8am-5pm

April-October: daily, 8am-7pm