Together with the cloister and the mortuary, the two-aisled Eichstätt cathedral is regarded as one of the most important medieval monuments in Bavaria. The first Roman Catholic cathedral of Our Lady and Sts. Willibald and Salvator was built in the 8th century. It was destroyed during the Hungarian invasions but the church preserved. Parts of this church have been preserved in the masonry.
The current cathedral has parts built between the 11th century and the 16th century. Bishop Heribert (1022-1042) started the construction in Carolingian-Ottonian style and bishop Gundekar II inaugurated the cathedral in 1060.
The Gothic west choir dates from 1250-1270. The east choir was reconstructed in the late 14th century. The Roritzerkapelle (1463-1480) and cloister (1410) where added later.
The west façade was restored in Baroque style in 1716-1718 and the pulpit was made in 1720. The rococo altar dates from 1745.References:
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.