AUDI has its main plant in Ingolstadt.
The biggest company in Ingolstadt is AUDI and there are plenty of supplying companies in and around Ingolstadt. In December 2000 Audi opened its new AUDI Forum and a car museum. Beside of visiting the Forum it is possible to attend a guided tour through the plant. For more info look on the web page http://www.audi.de
Lets go swimming!
Ingolstadt, thanks to the Danube, is surrounded by lots of little and bigger lakes where you can go swimming or do sunbathing. They have greenspace for picknick and are mostly surrounded by forest which you can discover on prepared paths. At some of the bigger ones there even is a touristic infrastructure.
My two favourite lakes are the Auwaldsee and the Baggersee.
*The Auwaldsee in the southeast of town offers Camping, Boat-rides, Minigolf, Tennis and a nature-education-path.
* The Baggersee northwest of downtown is bigger and has a Wildpark (including some Bisons!), Tennis, Minigolf and grilling areas.
At both lakes there are restaurants where you can for example try fresh fish.
By the way: The Health Dept. of Ingolstadt checks the quality frequently, so there is no risk for you. An in addition to that: On bigger lakes and especially on weekends there are lifeguards on duty who do a great volunteer work.
The Old Anatomie Museum....
The Old Anatomie Museum.
Beside of the medical history, which is shown in the inside of the old building, there is a botanic garden which has old medical herbs (except during the winter season, of course).
Ingolstadt - history and fun at the Danube
"The City of History"
As there are already some very good sites about my hometown, I try to focus on the yet undiscovered things of Ingolstadt.
For an intro and general information just visit my VT-friends and the official site of my homeplace www.ingolstadt.de
"The City of Modernity"
If you are into German cars, Ingolstadt is THE city to visit. It is where the Audi is built. You can visit the museum mobile or the ultramodern Audi Forum and check out Will Smith's car from the movie I Robot!
"The City of Beer"
Do you know which is the oldest food law still in place today?
It is the German - or better the Bavarian - Purity Law for beer from the year 1516: only fresh water, malt and hops is allowed for making good Bavarian beer. No additives! No preservatives! No sugar or other strange stuff (have you heared about belgium strawberry or chocolate beer? aaargh...)
And do you know where this law was invented? It was in Ingolstadt! So visit and try some of the best beers in the world - and guarantied the purest ones!
Friday: Even More Sightseeing!
Following the street behind the steeples we soon reached another town gate. This one is even more beautiful than the white tower we had reached first.
It is named Kreuztor and one of the landmarks of the city.
It was difficult to catch a photo of it wiht the steeples in the background but without that traffic light from any safe spot. This street looks empty here but it is in fact a busy intersection. Hopping in the way of the cars is not the wisest thing to do.
We walked back into the old town and explored some more streets.
Of course we found and visited - you guessed it - a couple more churches. The one at the far end of this street, the building with the little spire, is an especially beautiful baroque one. I had to stay in the bag in there, though, while Mommy had lots of fun as interpreter for a group of Thai doctors, translating the explanations of the church's guardian whose English was a bit fragmentary.
Another church. There was mass going on so we could not go in.
All over the old town you find many of those pretty baroque houses painted in pastel colours.
Here are more of them. And again the Münster church in the background.
A small square, a bit off the beaten path.
And another church! This is the only protestant church in the centre of Ingolstadt, which is a Bavarian and thoroughly catholic city. Well, let the humans deal with those matters.