Travel and Explore Eichstätt in Bavaria

Let us go and travel again around Germany. This time we are visiting the home of the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the lone Catholic university in Germany named Eichstätt, also written in English as Eichstaett . It is a city in the federal state of Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the District of Eichstätt. It is located along the Altmühl River.

Here is a picture taken during our visit last July 2009. The background is the Cathedral of Eichstätt.
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichst%C3%A4tt

 
 

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