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“A must visit if in Graz”
Review of Schloss Eggenberg

Schloss Eggenberg
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US$ 15.20*
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Universalmuseum Joanneum Pass in Graz
Ranked #6 of 195 things to do in Graz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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! Please note: dogs are not allowed in the park to protect our peacocks.
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Schloss Eggenberg is very peaceful and historic place to wander. We went on a Sunday morning and spent about 2 and a half hours there. It was very easy to get to by tram. The building is very neat if you love architecture and interior decoration from the Baroque or Rococo period. It really is a great example of the two different styles as the ceilings of the main rooms remained Baroque while the walls were updated, which creates a marvelous snapshot in time. We took an English tour and had a great tour guide who explained the interesting history of the palace and the detail that went into creating it to mirror the Gregorian calendar. The Planetory Room was fantastic. Beyond the tour of the 24 staterooms, we enjoyed the art and the coin museums both in the main palace. We didn't have time to see the archeological museum located in the gardens though.

Thank metrochica
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

- gardens and outer halls of the castle (and 1st and 2nd floors) are cheap: 1 euro for student and 2 euro for adult - definately reccomend
- visit gardens during the day
- we went on Friday during bussines hours and we were practically alone
- you can easily get there via public transport
- you can also bring your sandwiches and have a meal while sitting on a bench
- inner castle is open for tours only till 1.11.

This castle is very nice. Eventhought we couldn't go inside, we spent a couple of hours walking and taking pictures. The aufumn colors are amazing.

Thank Danijel V
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

this picture was taken from helicopter. it's just a huge building with garden but nothing much inside

Thank platinumSingapore
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It is only 15min from city center by train.
If you are looking for a peaceful, colorful and quite park , this is perfect.

You can also get tickets for the guide for inside of the castle & great archeological museum.

Thank Danka D
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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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