Schloßberg Utopias

Re-opening on 2 October 2019

This exhibition presents the heart of the collections of the GrazMuseum: the large model of the Schloßberg by Anton Sigl. It shows the state of the fortifications before they were destroyed and can thus be interpreted as a backward-looking utopia today.

After the slighting of the Schloßberg fortress ordered by Napoleon forward-facing dreaming set in beside mourning about what had been lost. Thus Sigl’s model is confronted with various utopian projects in the exhibition “Schloßberg Utopias”, which have been conceived as redesigns of the former fortress hill from the early nineteenth century down to the present day.

You can find an in-depth presentation of the urban history of Graz in the permanent exhibition 360GRAZ | The City in All Times – from All Perspectives on the first floor of the GrazMuseum. There you can also see a second model created by Anton Sigl that shows the situation on the Schloßberg around 1850.

Curators: Otto Hochreiter, Anna Reicht | Design: MVD Austria (Irina Koerdt, Michael Rieper, Sanja Utech)

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Tourismusverband Stadt Graz for the financial support which enabled the realization of this exhibition.