town in Bavaria, Germany

Eichstätt is a small town in Upper Bavaria which until the 1972 redrawing of municipal boundaries was administratively part of Middle Franconia. The seat of a bishopric and a small university, the town is fiercely Catholic, which may have played a role in separating it from the more Lutheran Middle Franconia.

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As the first train station sat outside the town itself (but more conveniently along the railway line) a secondary "Eichstätt Stadt" station was built later

  • 1 Bahnhof Eichstätt.  
  • 2 Bahnhof Eichstätt Stadt.

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Map of Eichstätt

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As an arch-catholic seat of a diocese dating back to the 8th century, Eichstätt is naturally home to numerous ornate Catholic religious buildings

  • 4 Dom zu Eichstätt (Cathedral).    
  • 5 Residenz Eichstätt. The palace once used by the prince-bishops.  

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