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Address: Eggenberger Allee 90, Graz 8020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179532
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Description: 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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Beautiful Artwork!

As an American, whose history only goes back several hundred years, I find it fascinating to visit these old castles to see how the rich lived back then. This schloss didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Pesotum, Illinois
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Pesotum, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As an American, whose history only goes back several hundred years, I find it fascinating to visit these old castles to see how the rich lived back then. This schloss didn't disappoint. Every room had beautiful artwork on the ceiling and walls, not just one painting, but many. The artwork, chandeliers and sheer opulence of the place was amazing. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Large park, garden with roaming deers, elks and peacocks. Great place for kids. The castle is ornate with furnishings and gift store.

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Catch tram 1 (€4.80 for a 24 hour ticket) from Jakominiplatz or Hauptplatz (If you are staying in the Old Town Centre). It takes around 10 - 15 minutes and one needs to stop at Schloss Eggenberg. Visiting the palace in February one can only walk around the Palace Park & Gardens (Entrance fee for an adult is €2 and... More 

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Schloss Eggenberg is rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but its location more or less at the end of the streetcar line means it gets light foot traffic, even though it's less than 30 mins. from downtown Graz. The castle is situated in huge, green park with lush gardens, lawns and wandering peacocks. When I turned out to... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

From the outside, it looks like nothing special. But the artwork inside is a fascinating glimpse into the culture. It is so fortunate the art survived the war. The rooms are also impressive. It is an easy trolley ride.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

... simply take the tram to get to Schloss Eggenberg within less than 10 minutes, you will be enchanted as you approach the small castle with the large gardens. It is a world heritage site (UNESCO) with italian renaissance architecture with a baroque first floor, rococo rooms, and a renaissance garden. It is the largest castle of Styria, part of... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A relaxing oasis for adults and kids.... Old trees + roses + rhododendron + all kind of animals. You should spend 2 hours at least to get the real feeling of the place.............

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Take a tour if you have enough time. this is a very fancy place with a lot of interesting stories. It is surrounded by a large park with all kinds of animals.

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The place to go for art is Schloss Eggenberg, which is on a tram ride from the centre, which is less trouble than it sounds. This is a fabulous seventeenth century country house. You need to take the tour, which goes around the 24 state rooms of the piano nobile. Much of this was painted by Hans Adam Weissenkircher, in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The only reason to trek out here is the Archaologiemuseum Eggenberger. Where one can find some of the greatest treasures of Western Civilization. The Schloss is a large square block with a central courtyard. It is somewhat like a large city apartment building from the Renaissance. We did not go inside but the courtyard is impressive with four levels of... More 

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