Willibaldsberg Castle of Bavaria by EuroTourData

Willibaldsberg Castle is the spur castle, built around 1355 as the fortified seat of bishops of Eichstätt.

Northwestern aerial view of Willibaldsberg Castle of Bavaria

Willibaldsberg Castle of Bavaria info

Willibaldsberg Castle history

In the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries the fortifications of the castle were extended, including the zwinger. In the spring of 1633, during the Thirty Years' War, the Swedish army was able to capture the castle. At the end of October 1633, the Bavarian army managed to recapture the fortress and successfully defend it from the attacks of the Swedish troops.

In 1962, the castle passed into the possession of the Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes and extensive renovations have begun. The castle houses several museums.

Description of Willibaldsberg Castle

The castle has an elongated shape which is oriented from the northwest to the southeast. In the northern part, at the corners of the castle, there are two regular bastions with cannon casemates. The ravelin is located between bastions. Behind the bastions there is the inner bailey with a rectangular plan and with shield walls. The outer bailey includes two redans on the south side, several semicircular half-towers, and one rectangular bastion on the north side.

Willibaldsberg Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Willibaldsburg
Type Spur castle
Condition Largely restored
Entrance fee € 5
Opening hours From April 3 to October 4 daily except Monday from to of CEST UTC+02:00
Website Willibaldsburg Castle
Video Willibaldsburg on YouTube
Owner Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes
Street address
Schloßprunn 1
Postal code 85072
Town Eichstätt
State Bavaria
Country Germany
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Latitude 48.89450
Longitude 11.16968
GeoNames ID 12503772
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