Eichstätt Cathedral

Eichstätt, Germany

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.

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Founded: 1022
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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Max Mustermann (2 years ago)
The cathedral and the old town are well preserved and well worth seeing. Parking is limited. There is a large, paid parking lot on the river bank, which is not far from the old town.
Christos V. (3 years ago)
This is a magnificent architecture temple. Quiet, respectable, and spiritualy blessed.
Saswat Mohanty (3 years ago)
Very peaceful and beautiful place ....It has a very old time Royal charm ....the people are very cheerful and helpful.
AKANKWASA PHIONAH (3 years ago)
Super
Petyr Nyagolov (3 years ago)
Really nice
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