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Eggenberg Palace
Schloss Eggenberg (German)

Aerial view looking northwest
General information
Type palace
Architectural style Gothic and Baroque
Location Graz, Styria, Austria
Coordinates 47°04′26″N 15°23′29″E / 47.07389°N 15.39129°E / 47.07389; 15.39129
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Current tenants Palace State Rooms, Alte Galerie, Coin Collection, Roman Stonework Collection, Archaeology Collection
Construction started after 1460 (medieval section), 1625 (Baroque expansion)
Completed ca. 1635 (structure), 1685 (accouterments), 1762 (piano nobile)
Cost over 105,000 guilder
Height 50 m (164 ft) (central tower)
Technical details
Diameter 65 m x 80 m (palace footprint)
Other dimensions 90,000 m² (palace grounds)
Floor count 3
Floor area 8,000 m²
Design and construction
Client Universalmuseum Joanneum
Owner The State of Styria
Architect Giovanni Pietro de Pomis
Other designers Hans Adam Weissenkircher (court painter)
Official name: City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Type: Cultural
Criteria: ii, iv
Designated: 1999 (23rd session)
Reference #: 931bis
State Party:  Austria
Region: Europe and North America
Extensions: 2010 (34th session) included Schloss Eggenberg
  • Schloss Eggenberg. By Barbara Kaiser. Graz: Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2006. ISBN 978-3-902510-80-8
  • Planet Eggenberg. By Hermann Götz. Graz: Leykam Medien AG, 2005.
Ideal perspective of Eggenberg. Copper etching by Andreas Trost, before 1700

Eggenberg Palace in Graz is the most significant Baroque palace in Styria, Austria.[1] Schloss Eggenberg is among the most valuable cultural assets of Austria. It was the home of the House of Eggenberg. In 2010, Schloss Eggenberg was recognized listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The palace is on the western edge of the Styrian capital of Graz in the Eggenberg (Graz) district. The northern corner of the palace grounds has the Planetary Garden and Lapidarium of Roman stonework. There is a collection of medieval through early modern period artworks of over 5 centuries of European art history. These are in the palace itself.


  1. Das Joanneum – Österreichs Universalmuseum. 2006

This article is about a World Heritage Site