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Bastion Garden
View through the garden to the west
View of the Bastion Garden from above

Bastion Garden – Eichstätt (Willibaldsburg Castle)

The Bastion Garden of Willibaldsburg Castle was laid out by the Bavarian Palace Administration on the basis of the "Hortus Eystettensis", a collection of copperplate engravings published by Basilius Besler (1561-1629) in 1613, and was opened to the public in 1998.

This informative garden, which shows the plant world documented in the historically important "Hortus Eystettensis", is probably unique in Germany. The flowers are planted according to their blooming seasons, as described in the book, and the complex is also a reminder of the famous botanical garden of Prince-Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, which was laid out by Besler from 1592.

Willibaldsburg Castle

Current information

No access by car or bus;
footpath not barrier-free

Due to construction work, access to Willibaldsburg Castle by car or bus is not possible at present. There are only 2 disabled parking spaces available (by prior arrangement; phone +49 8421 602980). In order to use the parking spaces, a disabled person's ID card with the symbol aG must be presented. Please make an appointment at least one day in advance. There are no further parking possibilities.

Please note that the footpath to the castle (Mondscheinweg) is not barrier-free (gravel, steep incline, many steps).


Burgstraße 19
85072 Eichstätt
08421 4730

Opening hours

16 April to mid-October:
9 am-6 pm
Closed Mondays
Closed mid-October to mid-April

Admission charge

Admission free


The access to the Bastion garden is difficult because of steep slopes

Getting here / parking


Bus to the castle (bus stop below the castle)

Further information

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
0981 953839-0
Fax 0981 953839-40

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