Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2

Ehud to Electroscope

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,113 / 478 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47
LoC Category: AE
Downloads: 691
Added to site: 2011.07.04
mnybks.net#: 30336
Genre: Reference
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ailway to Ingolstadt and Munich. Pop. (1905) 7701. The town, with its numerous spires and remains of medieval fortifications, is very picturesque. It has an Evangelical and seven Roman Catholic churches, among the latter the cathedral of St Wilibald (first bishop of Eichstatt),--with the tomb of the saint and numerous pictures and relics,--the church of St Walpurgis, sister of Wilibald, whose remains rest in the choir, and the Capuchin church, a copy of the Holy Sepulchre. Of its secular buildings the most noticeable are the town hall and the Leuchtenberg palace, once the residence of the prince bishops and later of the dukes of Leuchtenberg (now occupied by the court of justice of the district), with beautiful grounds. The Wilibaldsburg, built on a neighbouring hill in the 14th century by Bishop Bertold of Hohenzollern, was long the residence of the prince bishops of Eichstatt, and now contains an historical museum. There are an episcopal lyceum, a clerical seminary, a classical and a modern school, and nume

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