This 17th-century palace is a UNESCO world heritage site on the very eastern edge of the city and is surrounded by a large park full of peacocks. Schloss Eggenberg is the largest baroque palace in Styria. Enjoy a guided tour of the Prunkräume (state rooms), one of which is shows one of the few dipictions in the world of Osaka before 1615. Next, visit the gallery of traditional art, the collection of coins, and the Archaeology Museum. There is a lot to see here so stop by the outdoor café to take a rest, or wander through the park before enjoying your next museum.
Prunkräume. Built around an arcaded courtyard lined with antlers, this fine example of the high baroque style contains the gorgeous Prunkräume noted for their elaborate stucco decorations and frescoes. They can be visited on a guided tour only.
Alte Galerie. A world-famous collection of art from the Middle Ages through the baroque period can be found at the Alte Galerie. Among its treasures
are works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger and both Hans and Lucas Cranach, the noted Admont Madonna wood carving from 1400, and a medieval altarpiece depicting the murder of Thomas à Becket. 0316/801–79–770.
Abteilung für Vor- und Frühgeschichte. The holdings here include a remarkable collection of Styrian archaeological finds, including the small and rather strange Strettweg Ritual Chariot dating from the 7th century BC.