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“Stunning location and a great art gallery!”
Review of Schloss Eggenberg

Schloss Eggenberg
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Ranked #6 of 186 things to do in Graz
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Schloss is spectacular and linking this with the large Art gallery and the lovely grounds this is well worth a visit. We visited on Austria's national day and so got in free but the admission charges are reasonable and particularly if you like Art this is a great visit. There are two Bruegels' which are worth the visit on their own...

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A large palace. You pay extra for a tour of the rooms and the art collection. This is a must. (try not to go on days with rain, because they turn off lights in the apartments and guide uses a flashlight). We were there in October so gardens were not at best. Good for full day if you like medieval art.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The Eggenberg castle is located out of the center, use a car or tram no. 1. The building has to do with universe as it has 4 towers, 365 windows, 12 day and night rooms on each floor, the style is baroque and rococo, nothing more as the palace was for more then 200 years not used by the owner family, sold to state in 1939. There is no heating and no electricity, the Prunkraume on the 2 floor are splendid and are worth seeing - by a guided tour only. The castle is situated in a wonderful garden, it remains an island of peace and harmony till to our days.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had an excellent guide for the 50 minute tour of the Palace and its interesting history. They split the tours between English and German speaking which was a great help. The Palace is magnificent and has design similarities to Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. The paintings and the painted ceilings are wonderful. Very little furniture since the building was "used" during WW II, There also is an excellent art collection and a coin collection as well. Unfortunately all wording is in German and there were no audio guides. The gardens are beautiful and worth the time to take a walk.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were lucky to be taken around this interesting castle by a lovely girl who spoke excellent English and to be on our own. The castle is set in glorious grounds and has some beautiful rooms. The little gothic chapel survives from earlier times. The grounds are glorious though we hadn't time to see all of thrm

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