The room „Balthasar Eggenberger“ is dedicated to the finance tycoon Balthasar Eggenberger, the richest citizen of Graz during the late middle ages. You will learn about the money crisis, that afflicted Austria in 1460. Effects and reasons for people and economy.
The second room shows the coins of Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg, who built the castle. Displayed are coins from the ancient times up to the Baroque period. Highlights of the collection are the coins called „Panthertaler der Münzstätte Graz“, „Wuschelkopf-Typ der Kelten“, „golden coin of Flavia Solva“ and a medal bijou of the austrian archduke Karl II.
The museum is closed on mondays and tuesdays.
The coin cabinet within the Universal Museum Joanneum shows the history of coins in the austrian state Steiermark (Styria). The museum is located in the oldest part of castle Eggerberg, which was built in the 15th century and was the predecessor of the later royal residence.
How to get there
Take line 1 towards „Eggeneberg/UKH, exit at „Schloss Eggenberg“.
Starting at the main train station in Graz simply walk down "Eggenbergerstraße", which leads you to the coin cabinet's entrance. Approximately 25min.