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Schloss Eggenberg

Address: Eggenberger Allee 90, Graz 8020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179532
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Ranked #3 of 82 things to do in Graz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Art museums, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The unique architecture of Schloss Eggenberg, the most important great house in Styria, is a...
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Type: Castles, Art museums, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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!

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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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Jundiai
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Beautiful gardens, amazing painting pictures, huge rooms are only a few aspect of this very interesting place. The guide explain you the whole history of the Palace, therefore I fully recommend to go for the pay tour, don't stay only in the gardens or you gonna miss several years of world history. If you were in Graz, Austria, don't miss... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The tour through the State Rooms are well worth the price. The Alte Gallery was also very good. The archaeology museum was a little weak, especially if you have visited other collections. If you collect coins, the collection there is a must-see. If time permits, a walk through the gardens is nice. A good restaurant is located just outside the... More 

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