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Schloss Eggenberg

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Address: Eggenberger Allee 90, Graz 8020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179532
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The unique architecture of Schloss Eggenberg, the most important great...

The unique architecture of Schloss Eggenberg, the most important great house in Styria, is a complex symbolic representation of the universe. At the same time, with its impressive combination of Baroque interiors (magnificent state rooms), magical gardens and park, and priceless collections of the Universalmuseum Joanneum (Alte Galerie with its old masters paintings, Archaeology Museum and Coin Cabinet), Eggenberg contains a fascinatingly varied panorama of Styrian culture over the centuries.UNESCO World Heritage Site!

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Peacocks and beauty!

I visited when the palace museum was closed, but enjoyed walking around the park very much to see natural beauty. There were quite a lot of peacocks around, and I've never seen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited when the palace museum was closed, but enjoyed walking around the park very much to see natural beauty. There were quite a lot of peacocks around, and I've never seen such amazing colours on a bird! Definitely would want to visit again to see the interior next time.

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Denville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I do not know which is better, the Schloss, or the park/gardens surrounding it. The Schloss defies normal description, with its mathematical precision of towers, windows etc. conforming to the calendar. The park is a paradise with the added delight of the multitude of peacocks strolling around the grounds. It is worth the visit by all means.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

When in Graz, this is a must-see place: if you take the guided visit in the state rooms of the palace, the history of the place and the power games come alive. This is not the most glamorous palace you could see, but you get a glimpse of the history of the area.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you are staying in Graz more then teo days you should definitely visit this beautiful palace. We have guided tour, so it was very interesting to learn how palace was built. For every single thing in palace there is a reason why is there. For example there are 365 windows because of the 365 days in a year and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went to the castle in Winter, but they still had guided tour that was really cheap and really interesting. The outside part it is also quite nice for a walk or a picnic, I suggest going in Spring or Summer.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

very nice place to visit. easily accessible by tram from the city center (or by car - free parking onsite). be prepared you have to pay 2 euro entrance fee to the park even if you don't plan to go to the palace (i don't complain, that's normal in Austria :). toilets smell like dentist. if you are afraid of... More 

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Ylojarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting piece of history. 4 towers for each time of the year, 12 gates for each month and 365 windows for each day. Those we didn't count!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A wonderful old Castle, with History, a great park with wonderful old trees, the beautiful peacock, places for picknick and Walking, a wonderful peaceful place whenever I have time - I go to Schloss Eggenberg

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice castle with an interesting history to learn about. You really have to take the guided tour in order to experience what this place is about. The rooms are incredible and to imagine them with the candles lit is intriguing. Definitely worth it.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the palace and the gardens. Beautiful landscaped gardens, lots of lovely trees. Kids play area. 2 euro if you just want the garden. The castle is amazing inside. The artwork on the ceilings and walls is so well preserved. Had a great guide who explained the history. Alot of attached museums at the palace so you could spend a... More 

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