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Eggenberg Castle, Graz

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Eggenberg Palace
Schloss Eggenberg (in German)
Aerial view looking northwest
General information
Architectural styleGothic and Baroque
LocationGraz, Styria, Austria
Coordinates47°04′26″N 15°23′29″E / 47.07389°N 15.39129°E / 47.07389; 15.39129
Elevation365 m (1,198 ft)
Current tenantsPalace State Rooms, Alte Galerie, Coin Collection, Roman Stonework Collection, Archaeology Collection
Construction startedafter 1460 (medieval section), 1625 (Baroque expansion)
Completedca. 1635 (structure), 1685 (accouterments), 1762 (piano nobile)
Costover 105,000 guilder
ClientUniversalmuseum Joanneum
OwnerThe State of Styria
Height50 m (164 ft) (central tower)
Diameter65 m x 80 m (palace footprint)
Other dimensions90,000 m² (palace grounds)
Technical details
Floor count3
Floor area8,000 m²
Design and construction
ArchitectGiovanni Pietro de Pomis
Other designersHans Adam Weissenkircher (court painter)
Official nameCity of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Criteriaii, iv
Designated1999 (23rd session)
Reference no.931bis
State Party Austria
RegionEurope and North America
Extensions2010 (34th session) included Schloss Eggenberg
  • Schloss Eggenberg. By Barbara Kaiser. Graz: Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2006. ISBN 978-3-902510-80-8
  • Planet Eggenberg. By Hermann Götz. Graz: Leykam Medien AG, 2005.
Ideal perspective of Eggenberg. Copper etching by Andreas Trost, before 1700

Eggenberg Palace in Graz is the most significant Baroque palace in Styria, Austria.[1] Schloss Eggenberg is among the most valuable cultural assets of Austria. It was the home of the House of Eggenberg. In 2010, Schloss Eggenberg was recognized listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The palace is on the western edge of the Styrian capital of Graz in the Eggenberg (Graz) district. The northern corner of the palace grounds has the Planetary Garden and Lapidarium of Roman stonework. There is a collection of over five centuries of European art history from the medieval to early modern period of European art history. These are in the palace itself.

References[change | change source]

  1. Das Joanneum – Österreichs Universalmuseum. 2006