Still showing signs of the medieval era, Eichstätt celebrated the 1100th anniversary of its charter in 2008. If you are a history buff, this is the place to see. Home of the only Catholic university in Germany, this town has a lot to offer.
A Jurassic Museum located in Willibaldsburg is a necessity for anyone with kids. How could you pass up the chance to see Dinosaur remains? Known to the locals as Juramuseum, this locale features fossils from the Jurassic limestone. Included in the display is a fossilized Archaeopteryx.
For anyone who does not like the pushiness of some travel guides and would like to experience their own tailored interests, there is a walking tour that will give you a great insight of the extensive variety that Eichstätt offers.
Eichstätt — Top Areas Of Interest
By starting at Dom, which is its Cathedral, you can view a covered alter holding the remains of the first Bishop of Eichstätt, St. Willibald. Heading toward the south is the Electoral Palace once used by Angelini and Gabrieli in Baroque Residenzplatz.
Continuing east, you will uncover the Church of the Guardian Angel, known as Schutzengelkirche. To enjoy history in the roots of religion, head to Kauzinerkirche and you can view a replica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
When searching for authentic souvenirs, make sure you head to Marktplatz. You will find a shopping area. This also makes a great resting point; feel free to gaze at the Willibald Fountain.
If you are on a tight budget and like a more frugal route for souvenirs, check out the quarry near the Berger Museum. They allow you to collect your own fossils! The final stop is the Jurassic Museum.
I think by venturing on foot and being able to not only view the culture, but also mingle with the locals creates an atmosphere that cannot be recreated by a guide. There are many museums along this route that will give you insight and knowledge.