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    Willibaldsburg on Hill

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 4, 2012

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    These are pictures of the castle that overlooks the town, and arched entry into the castle. it served as the Bishops residence from 1355 to 1725; long time. The twin towers are from 1609, and the castle was deemed an excellent defense position in rough times. The castle inside does not have a lot to see unless you go into the two museums; one being of fossil (Jura) specimens and the other historical museum of prehisortic period.

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    Willibaldsburg Museums

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    Many fossils in the Jura Museum
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    There is the Jura (fossil) museum and the natural prehistoric museum. Both are inside the courtyard and have taken up most of the space of the rooms around there. The museums were rather good and well presented, especially the aquarium taking up a large room with many varieties of fish and water species. The museums are open in April-September 9-6PM, and other months 10-4PM. The office to the right is where tickets are purchased. Cost is 5 Euro for both.
    In the area is a large fossil area where you can go out and hunt for your own to take home

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    Willibaldsburg GArden

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    Many varieties of flowers and pruned bushes
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    This English garden is said to be well known in the region and Europe. This is a replica of the grden that existed back in 1613, and was laid out by the BAvarian Palace Department taken from drawings (not photos) of the garden designed by BAsilius Besler. Flowers are planted to follow the blooming seasons in a rotation and are interspersed within a lot of shrubs and trees.

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    Residence in the Square

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 4, 2012

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    The REsidence has three wings and they were designed combined by Jacob Engel and Gabriel de Gabeli. The construction lasted 1700 to 1727. The rococo style staircase and the mirror hall was added in 1767 under the guidance of Mauritio Pediti. From 817 to 1833 it was the seat of ruling for the Dukes of Leutenberg. This has been a district office since 1976 and features paintings on display besides the visit to the rooms inside.
    It is only open for tours SAturday and Sunday at 11AM. We made that trek by planned timing.

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    Schutengelkirche church of Eichstatt

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    It is located in Leonrodplatz on Ostenstrasse. The wonderful decorated interior is dated back to 1717-1739. Frescoes done by John Rossner are adorning the walls and ceilings. The altar paintings done in 1739 were by Johann Holzer. In the midst of the church are old buildings from 18th century and now some is a seminary for priests.

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    Dom Schatzkammer

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    Robe of a Bishop
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    There is a minor display of items in the treasury; not as much as I thought it should have. There is a variety of items. It costs 3 Euro to go into the Treasury connected to the church adjacent to it. There is an outside entrance, or you can enter from inside the church

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    Dom church

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 1, 2012

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    The Dom is the large complex as well as the complex. It was a separated area from the town because it was part of the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope Bishop region core. At the time in 1789 the town had 58,000 residents. The town joined the Catholic sect in 1617, and until the Secularization in 1802 it remained so. After Napoleon rule died out, it became part of Bavaria and the town merged from the segragated area of the church complex.

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    Kloster WAllburg

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    This convent and parish of St. WAllberg is to the west of the main center about four blocks. It is a very large complex and the views are outstanding. The convent was founded in 1035, and this holds the tomb of; of course, St. WAllburga. The buildings are form 17th and 18th centuries and the elaborate inside of the church is from 1629-31. The tower built and designed by Beidict Ettl was added in 1746. Gothic sculptures and altar paintings are done around mid 1600's, and the crypt chapel is circa 1450.

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    Town Hall/Marktplatz

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    The square has a fountain called Willibaldbrunn from 1695, and it is in the middle of the town Hall. The statue of Willibald is from 1625 designed by Hans Krumper. The Town Hall with the tower is from 1444, but redesigned in 1823 into BAroque style. The other buildings are built between 1600-1700's

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    walking around in the old town

    by tessy Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    near the market place

    We went to Eichstaett by bike. We left our bikes there and made our walk through the old town. there are so beautiful houses everywhere.

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    Rezidenzplatz

    by tessy Written Feb 10, 2004

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    fountain

    I really was impressed by the Rezidenzplatz. It's so huge, compared to the small town. But it is beautiful.

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    Bishop's residence

    by tessy Written Feb 10, 2004

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    resisendence

    What a great entrance to his home! It's just on the other side of the cathedral on the Residenzplatz

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    Tower of the cathedral

    by tessy Written Feb 10, 2004

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    When walking around the cathedral, I had to take this pic. I liked the other buildings much more than this tower.

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    An angel

    by tessy Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Marienbrunnen

    What a cute angel on the fountain! The Marienbrunnen is just on the other corner of the Rezidenzplatz

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    Evangelical Luthern Church

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 4, 2012

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    Styled octagon entry sanctuary
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    Near the REsidence platz is this church with an octagon shapes of the front. The red brick building was constructed by August Tiersch in 1885-87 in Italianate/Romanseque style

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