Bastion Garden – Eichstätt (Willibaldsburg Castle)

Picture: Bastion Garden

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.

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Labeled plants

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.

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Willibaldsburg Castle


Burgstraße 19
85072 Eichstätt
Telephone 08421 4730

Opening hours

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

Admission charge

Admission free

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

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

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to the castle (bus stop below the castle)

Responsible administrative office

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

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