Palais Meran

Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz

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Palais Meran (Meran Palace) was built between 1841 and 1843 in the late classical style by Georg Hauberisser senior, on the grounds of a former Meierhof, a building occupied by the estate administrator. It was the residence of the Styrian Habsburg Archduke John, who died here on 11 May 1859. His heirs continued to use it until 1939. In front of the palace is the Meran Park, which was redeveloped in 2018 based on historical plans. 

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) has been using Palais Meran since 1963. This building is used by various institutes and administrative bodies and also contains the Florentinersaal and Kleiner Saal event rooms.

Palais Meran venues

Florentinersaal (Florentine Hall)

Palais Meran - Florentinersaal | WOLFGANG HUMMER

The magnificent ballroom on the 1st floor – named by KUG in honour of Archduke John's birthplace – is used as a concert hall, primarily for chamber music.

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Kleinersaal (Small Hall)

Palais Meran - Kleiner Saal | WOLFGANG HUMMER

The Kleiner Saal on the park side of the palace is set up as a space for concerts and seminars.

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