Sightseeing in Eichstaett, Bavaria

Another photo to share from the so-called Bishop’s City of Germany named Eichstaett, written as Eichstätt in German word. This was taken at the market lane or Marktgasse which leads to the town hall. That read tower with two clocks from afar is the “Rathaus” or Town Hall. It is a Gothic Town Hall from 1444 and the only Gothic remain is the tower. The Marktgasse leads to the Marktplatz or Market Square.

you can see old but nice, colorful and historical buildings in Eichstaett..I love it!

St. Willibald founded the Bishopric of Eichstätt on the site of an old Roman station in 741. The city was chartered in 908 and ruled by a prince-bishop until secularization in 1802, and became a part of Bavaria in 1806. In 2008, the city celebrated the 1100th anniversary of its charter. Eichstätt was included as part of the Landgraviate of Leuchtenberg, which Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria granted to his son-in-law Eugène de Beauharnais in 1817 and an episcopal see was reestablished in 1821. The town reverted back to Bavaria in 1855. Eichstätt is famous for the quarries of Solnhofen Stone and Jurassic limestone. On the Blumenberg the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx was found by Jakob Niemeyer. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichst%C3%A4tt

 
 

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