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Schloss Eggenberg, Graz

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Explore the archeology museum, planetary garden, and the art gallery at Schloss Eggenberg, the most significant Baroque palace complex in the region. Featuring 365 windows and 24 state rooms, the 17th-century country house features decor based on Greek and Roman mythology, and boasts an art gallery with a preserved collection of medieval paintings. Learn about the palace's history on a guided English-language tour, where you'll soak in the rooms' elaborate decor, depicting the mechanisms of the heavens, world history, and religious values. The palace is easily accessible via public transportation from the city center; if you work up an appetite, stop at the on-site cafeteria. Note that you can take pictures, but flash photography is not permitted. Use our Graz trip itinerary maker to visit Schloss Eggenberg on your trip to Graz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Schloß Eggenberg was never inhabited, but was used for representation purposes only. On my last visit, I was overwhelmed, what has made in the last years of the Castle and the Park. The Park has been slightly redesigned and believed very accurate to the original plans of the Baroque. The entrance fee for the Park and the Castle are justified. It was built many innovations, Rose Hill, Museum of archaeology, planetary garden, ponds and more. The tour is recommended. Also a tip: one of the many concerts in the castle to witness... (With candlelight!)... In the garden there is also a small Pavilion, which invites you to a little coffee break. Really good cake and coffee. Furthermore it is possible in the Park to have a picnic. One takes with his blanket and basket with his favorite foods, and you can spend a nice day in the system. There is also a small church in the Castle. (There I got married) Really beautiful and atmospheric...
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  • This is more a problem with Google Maps navigation--but it leads you to the side which isn't the entrance. I walked 3 sides around and gave up because I was running out of time (yes, I'm sure it was o...  more »
  • The small park to the rest ein...freilaufende pheasants give the whole a special Flair...besonders to recommend is the guided tour of the castle to the history of Graz and its inhabitants
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  • The park & the castle is nice enough to visit - the real surprise was the collection: great pictures from ca 1100 until 1650, selected with taste.
  • This was the highlight of our stay in Graz. This is located in a truly enchanting setting just outside Graz, with ample parking outside and a nice coffee bar inside the actual gardens. You must take a guided tour to be able to appreciate the depth of concept and design of the structure. I will not repeat how gorgeous the place is... What impressed me the most was the design by its Italian architect which revolves around astronomy and the elements. Schloss Eggenberg relies on the Gregorian calendar as a basis for this constructed universe. The palace has 365 exterior windows, one for each day of the year. Of these, 52 are on the 24 rooms of the piano nobile representing the weeks of one year. The 2nd storey contains these 24 state rooms in a ring-shaped arrangement which symbolize the hours in a single day. Every floor in the building bares exactly 31 rooms counting the maximum number of days in a calendar month. The 52 windows of the piano nobile with the 8 windows of the Planetary Room make a total of 60, representing both the number of seconds in a minute and the minutes in an hour. The building is richly decorated with period paintings throughout. The fact that electricity was never installed in the second floor, means you can appreciate the place with its authentic period feel with candle chandeliers abs natural light. Enough said... This is the best site to visit if you are in Graz.
  • The tour is great! well worth it!
  • Nice place to go in Graz
  • Spent a happy few hours wandering the delightful grounds in the company of peacocks and taking shade in the courtyards of this beautiful old palace.