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Eichstaett - Willibaldsburg Castle

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Eichstaett - Willibaldsburg Castle
Eichstaett - Willibaldsburg Castle


[edit] Description and History

The castle complex on the Willibaldsberg was begun in 1355 and extended in the second half of the 16th century under Martin von Schaumberg. It was transformed into an impressive residence by Elias Holl during the reign of Prince-Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (1595-1612) - at this stage of the building's history the towers were crowned by onion domes. Gemmingen also laid out the renowned botanical garden "Hortus Eystettensis". Based on the copperplate engravings illustrating the plant collection which were created in 1613 by Basilius Besler, the internal link Bastion Garden opened in 1998 reproduces the plant world of the original botanical garden.

[edit] Museum Description

The castle features:

  • Jura Museum (Branch of the Bavarian State Scientific Collections)
  • Museum of Pre- and Early History (Historical Association of Eichstätt)
  • Bastion Garden

[edit] Opening Hours and other Information

[edit] Opening Hours

  • April-September: 9 am-6 pm
  • October-March: 10 am-4 pm
  • Closed Mondays
  • Closed on: 1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

[edit] Admission charges

  • 4,- euros regular
  • 3,- euros reduced

[edit] Restaurants and Hotels near by

  • not yet filled

[edit] Weblinks

[edit] Adress and Location


  • Burgstraße 19, 85072 Eichstätt
  • Tel: +49 8421 4730, fax +49 8421 8194