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Schloss Eggenberg, Graz

Categories: Art Museums, Castles, Nature & Parks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • It costs a little climb up the stairs. But there is an optional elevator, and the views from every point of rest are incredible. Required location to visit in Graz
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  • A gem just outside of Graz, very good to reach tram line 7. The gardens offer a lot. The Ballroom is a showpiece. Be sure to schedule.
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  • Both the beautiful park, as well as the coin Museum, the old painter and the guided tour of the castle with Planezensaal are exciting during the third visit in summer and autumn. Plenty of time to plan and in the Pavilion with coffee and cake break in between would be my recommendation. The Baroque ensemble is a highlight for culturally interested people. Unfortunately closed, because ungeheizt in the winter.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful palace and even more beautiful garden. Really nice place where you can relax and enjoy beautiful architecture and nature at the same time.
  • 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.
  • brewery and beautiful landscape! the area is very valid for the markets
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  • In the framework of the 'long night of museums' been here. The exterior is alone worth a visit!
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