Dr. Frankensteins Murder and Mystory Tour!
Dr. Frankensteins Murder and Mystory Tour! A entertaining historical tour through Ingolstadt, which starts at 9.30 pm and takes 70 minutes.
A creature scares Ingolstadt! Be careful, if the fog is laying over the city, the shadows become longer and the darkness rises…, then run as fast as you can! Because it could be that the monster is alive, that it got up from its grave to walk through the narrow lanes to scare you in the darkest corners of the old city. The creature was “born” in Ingolstadt. The English writer Mary Shelly invented Frankenstein in the year 1818. In her novel Dr. Victor Frankenstein lived in Ingolstadt to study medicine. He wanted to create artificial live. Obsessed of his idea he finally succeeds in Ingolstadt in arousing “his” creature to the live. In 1472 Ingolstadt got the first Bavarian university and was one of the most important universities in the German speaking area for a long time, beside of Vienna and Prague.
These tours are all in German language but you can ask for an extra tour in English.
More Info: Tickets are available in the tourist office and online. Price in 2004: 7 €.
For more info (only in German) go to the following web pages
Reduit Tilly ( Tilly Redoubt)
The Redoubt was constructed as part of the city defences. It is located across the Danube from the Old City and the Neues Schloss. Located within the Klenze Park, the structure is a unique example of German fortification architecture.
The Reduit Tilly is part of the Bavarian Army Museum and presents the history of The Great War (WWI).
Place for Historians, Doctors, Car and Beer Lovers
Ingolstadt is hardly ever on a tourist's schedule (unless they are beer pilgrims, car freaks, or medical people, or specialized historians) but the city has far more to offer than you'll think, and than I had thought prior to coming here. Ingolstadt is 1200 years old, it was the residence of the Dukes of Bavaria in the late middle ages, then the seat of a renowned university, the birthplace of the Reinheitsgebot for beer... The city got through World War II remarkably well, the baroque old town is surprisingly well preserved.
For specialists in military architecture, Ingolstadt is a textbook about fortresses, beginning with the New Castle and the medieval town wall, the renaissance ramparts and bulwarks, and finally the 19th century fortress.
The city can easily keep you busy for a long weekend. Museums include the museum mobile at the Audi plant, the German Museum of Medical History, the Bavarian Army Museum in the castle an in the 19th century fortification on the other river bank, the City Museum.
King Kong Conquers the Town
King Kong has come to visit.
The town wall that was once meant to protect the town was no obstacle for King Kong.
Then I tried balancing on the roofs of the houses along the wall.
The flat roofs of the 19th century fortress were even easier to conquer.
King Kong is a peaceful wombat who does not attack anyone.
Those flat buildings with the gate in the middle, part of the 19th century fortress, are called a Kavalier and named after some generals or what. This is Kavalier Heydeck.
I wonder what the wooden rolls were meant to be, but they were vun to play with.
Another Kavalier to explore.
And another wall to balance on. From here I had a good view of Kreuztor and the old town with the steeples of Münster church. We have no photo of the view, though, because poor Mommy is scared of heights and could not follow me, and she would not hand me the camera.
Kreuztor is part of the medievaal town wall. This is the most beautiful gate tower into the old town.