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Landesmuseum Joanneum, now called Universalmuseum Joanneum, is oldest and second-largest museum in Austria. It comprises 20 departments and institutions located in separate buildings in Graz, Austria.

Landesmuseum Joanneum was founded by Archduke Johann in 1811, who bequeathed numerous items to the museum that is now displayed. The Old Gallery is located in the Baroque Schloss Eggenberg, 3 km to the west of the city centre. Here, you can find beautiful medieval paintings, the works of Cranach, Brueghel and Styrian artists of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Photos of Landesmuseum Joanneum

Schloss Eggenberg aerial shot
Schloss Eggenberg aerial shot
Author: Schup (public domain)

The most valuable item in the Landesmuseum Joanneum is the Strettweg chariot. It dates back to the 7th century BC.

The New Gallery of the museum is housed in the Rococo Herbertstein Palace, which exhibits 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Accommodation in Graz

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