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.
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 Jura-Museum. The Jurassic museum includes an original Archaeopteryx.
- 2 Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte auf der Willibaldsburg (Pre-historic and early history museum).
- 3 Diözesanmuseum Eichstätt.
As an arch-catholic seat of a diocese dating back to the 8th century, Eichstätt is naturally home to numerous ornate Catholic religious buildings
- 1 Gästehaus der Benedektinerinnenabtei St. Walburg, Abtei St. Walburg/Marienhaus, Walburgiberg 6, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. double 72 € incl. breakfast.
- 1 Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. The only catholic university of Germany has its main campus here.