Willibaldsburg, Eichstatt

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The Willibaldsburg is a spur castle, built around the year 1353, in Eichstätt in Upper Bavaria. Until the middle of the 18th century it was the representative castle and seat of Eichstätt's prince-bishops.LocationThe fortified palace lies west of the Old Town on an elongated hill ridge, the Willibaldsberg, above the Altmühl valley. Its total length is about 420 metres and it is naturally well protected thanks to its location. The Altmühl river here forms a sharp bend which, due to the resulting ridge was an ideal spot for the medieval castle and later fortress.The high medieval castle of Bishop Berthold lay on the western spur of the castle hill. This first castle probably comprised a large stone house, a tower and a chapel, protected by surrounding curtain walls and moats.
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  • This castle is easily accessible by car and offers a magnificent panoramic view over the town of Eichstätt. The Jura-Museum offers a good insight in the Jurassic period. There are many fossils to see that this development will apparently allow. The bird is the most popular representative. In the beautiful garden, the flora of the bishops is brought back to life.
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  • Castle top offer great opportunity to enjoy the view of the town and surrounding area. There is just short walk from the Eichstatt city centre to the top of the hill (approximately 15minutes). I enjoy...  more »
  • Beautiful combination of Museen.auch interesting for children. Unfortunately, the museumsdame is too stressed and unfriendly. Shop was closed. What a pity
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