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Gasthof Krone

The top place to source real local sustenance is this large, multilevel dining hall serving the best local food such as house sausages, river trout and seasonal salads. The local Hofmühl beer goes down a treat after…
Church in Eichstätt

Dom

Eichstätt’s centre is dominated by the richly adorned Dom. Standout features include an enormous 16th-century stained-glass window by Hans Holbein the Elder, and the carved sandstone Pappenheimer Altar (1489–97), de…
Castle in Eichstätt

Willibaldsburg

The walk or drive up to the hilltop castle of Willibaldsburg (1355) is worth it for the views across the valley from the formally laid-out Bastiongarten; many locals also head up here on sunny days for the nearby be…
Bavarian in Eichstätt

Trompete

From breakfast to your last cocktail of the day, this friendly inn, just a short walk to the southeast of the centre, is a sure-fire option at any time of day. The menu features some echt-Bavarian dishes such as Alt…
Palace in Eichstätt

Fürstbischöfliche Residenz

The prince-bishops lived it up at the baroque Residenz, built between 1725 and 1736 by Gabriel de Gabrieli. Inside, the stunning main staircase and a hall of mirrors stick in the mind. In the square outside rises a …
Museum in Eichstätt

Domschatzmuseum

The worthwhile Domschatzmuseum includes the robes of 8th-century English-born bishop St Willibald and baroque Gobelin tapestries illustrating scenes from the life of St Walburga. There's lots of church silver and go…
Convent in Eichstätt

Kloster St Walburga

The final resting place of St Willibald’s sister, the Kloster St Walburga is a popular local pilgrimage destination. Every year between mid-October and late February, water oozes from Walburga’s relics in the underg…