Alte Galerie & Museums
The parkland has a Planetengarten on the same Renaissance theme of planets.
The dominating theme of the 24 Prunkräume in the Schloss Eggenberg is astronomy and mythology. The Planet Hall, which is a riot of white...
Situated on the western fringes of the city, Graz' elegant palace was created for the Eggenberg dynasty in 1625 by Giovanni Pietro de...
Electronic, retro theme nights and everything in between for 20-somethings and upwards, depending on the event. See the website for...
Supermarkets are plentiful throughout the city; there’s a Billa , a Eurospar and a Spar is located in the Hauptbahnhof .
Alte Galerie & Museums information
Lonely Planet review
Graz' Schloss Eggenberg and park grounds are home to an ensemble of excellent museums, including the Alte Galerie (Old Gallery), with its outstanding collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the baroque. Also very worthwhile are the Archaeological Museum housing relics from pre-history to classical times, and the Coin Collection .
Just a few of the highlights in the Alte Galerie are works by Lucas Cranach der Ältere, Martin Johann Schmidt and Pieter Brueghel the Younger. In a clever touch, each room has been individually coloured to highlight and complement the dominant tones of the paintings displayed in them. While the Coin Collection is more of eclectic interest (magnifying glasses on the case help to see the coins close up), the Archaeology Museum houses the exceptional Strettweg Chariot and a bronze mask, both dating from the 7th century BC, as well as a collection of Roman finds in the province.