Eggenberg Palace

Eggenberg Palace is one of the most famous sights in the Graz area. The baroque palace complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site belonging to the old town of Graz. Prince Balthasar Eggenberger bought the property in 1463 and built a medieval residence. The baroque palace complex was commissioned by Prince Hans Ulrich and designed by the architect Giovanni Pietro de Promis around 1625. The court architect from Italy died in 1631 and the palace was completed under Prince Johann Seyfried von Eggenberg in 1666.

The most famous sights of Eggenberg Palace include the baroque planetary hall and the palace park with the planetary garden. Today the palace houses the collection of the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the Archaeological Museum of Graz.

How to get there

Take tram line 1 to the station Schloss Eggenberg. From here it is around 600 m to the palace.

 

Eggenberger Allee 90

www.museum-joanneum.at

 

Mariatrost

The Mariatrost Basilica is the most important pilgrimage church in Styria. Mariatrost is located on a hill east of downtown Graz. The construction of the basilica began in 1714. The architect Andreas Stengg built the church together with his son Johann Georg. In 1746 the baroque church was completed. The two bell towers, each 61 m high, and the dome give the yellow-painted church an imposing appearance, which is emphasized by the elevated position on the hill. The magnificent, baroque interior shines in gold and white.

How to get there

Take tram line 1 to the Mariatrost station. From the station you walk about 300 m, and you have to climb the stairs up to the pilgrimage church.

 

Kirchplatz Mariatrost

http://mariatrost.graz-seckau.at

 

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