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Herberstein Palace & World of Animals

At the World of Animals, you can see animals from five continents right up close.


Americaoffers a huge variety of different habitats - from tropical jungle to the dizzy heights of the mountains, to the prairie - just as varied as its inhabitants.
In Europa, native wild animals cavort - e.g. the lynx, which disappeared from the wild for a long time. The animal kingdom of the world's largest continent – Asia – also has something to offer.
The embodiment of the wilderness – Africa.  Experience the fastest land mammal on the hunt on the prey simulator, which was invented at Herberstein, or the harmonious cohabitation of zebras and gnus.
Because of its position, Australia has produced a unique animal kingdom. An extensive complex with emus and Bennett kangaroos shows you a part of it.


Herberstein Palace

World of nature, world of history, world of art


The palace - world of history
Secretly buried in the romantic countryside of the Feistritzklamm gorge lies one of Austria's most famous castles: Herberstein. This architectural jewel recounts the exciting passage of more than 700 years of Styrian history and aristocratic family tradition over three ages - Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.


Gironcoli Museum – world of art

Bruno Gironcoli (who died 19.02.2010 after a long illness) was one of Austria's most important contemporary artists. His leitmotiv was change; his art does not depict absolutes, instead he constantly created new fluid forms.

With the cooperation of the Republic of Austria and the Styrian State Government it has been possible to create a museum at Herberstein that houses the greatest display of Gironcoli's work.


The gardens - world of nature

As early as the sixteenth century, there were important gardens at Herberstein. Their heyday was in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, after which they were neglected for financial reasons. It was only the increased number of visitors over the last few years that made it possible to revitalise our garden for our visitors in 1997 based on an engraving by Georg Matthäus Vischer (1681) and now it shines more beautifully than ever.