Ingolstadt Travel Guide

  • The Old Anatomy
    The Old Anatomy
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    deer (in Wildpark)
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    beautiful in February
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Ingolstadt Things to Do

  • Baggersee

    It's a large artificial lake set in parkland on the edge of the city centre, right by the river (Donau). It is the result of gravel excavation. It opens up all sorts of possibilities. Walking, running & cycling on the paths around the lake. fishing for those wanting to chill. European bison & wild boar (in enclosures, not wandering about). Swimming...

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  • Stadt Theater

    Strangely enough this seem to be an arena for events; like hockey of soccer, or bands , so why it is called stadtheater, who knows. Not me. It is located on the ring road starting to enter Klenzepark. It looks more like a roller skating rink

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  • Asamkirche of Maria de Victoria

    It would have been nice to take some pictures-but alas not. The Asam brothers built this church to make themselves more redeemable. They wer both greqt well known architects in the region and good artists of design also. It was constructed between 1732-36 in major BAroque style. The ceiling frescoe is a main feature inside with it being the largest...

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  • French Embassy Palace

    Situated across from the Asam church, this palace occupied by French Embassy Staff for about 100 years still stands as if it is occupied today. I am not sure, but it looks desolate

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  • Audi Tour

    This was a one day event because it takes a bit to get to it about and to here, being 20 miles out of town. Then you have to drive around to the back of the huge complex to enter to the tour place and gift shops/restaurants. The plant employs 20,000 workers and they move through around 600,00 vehicles a year, or 2500 a day. The museum having about...

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  • Alte Rathaus vs. Neu RAthaus

    The difference is night and day. The new rathaus is today's use by administrative employees. It is a mundane and ugle looking structure sitting in the middle of the main RAthausplatz. On the other hand, the Alte Rathaus consists of four buildings all connected, and the outside facade colorful and unique in its BAroque style. The first building on...

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Ingolstadt Restaurants

  • great!

    We had a really enjoyable dinner in the Biergarten at this city centre place. Excellent food and service.I had a meat dish - pork and chcken in a peppercorn/cream sauce with gratin potatoes and vegetables. All great.Then a lemon sorbet in vodka on a red fruit coulis. Fresh and yummy.Its really restaurant rather than Biergarten food! The dessert!

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  • excellent

    This is a traditional Gasthof right in the city centre, opposite the theatre. It was pretty busy even on a Tuesday night, so think about booking a table!The food, atmosphere & service were great. The food is mostly typical German/Bavarian. We shared a mixed starter - smoked salmon, poached trout, smoked ham with melon, mozzarella with tomato and...

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  • shabushabu

    I had my second visit in December 11. This time I had shabushabu. It’s one of the fixed price menus - €27. Great value. One course was half a stewed aubergine, with these things on top which wriggled as if they were alive. Turned out to be dried tuna flakes. Weird, but wonderfulShabushabu is a dish which you cook by yourself at the table. Thinly...

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  • old style

    A traditional "Gaststätte" with a history going back into the 19th century.It seems to be very popular for family celebrations, such as weddings & birthdays. Several private rooms.It's a hotel as well as a restaurant, and being 2km from Audi's world HQ must be a big plus.We just went for a quick midweek dinner, knowing nothing about it in advance....

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  • lunch al fresco

    An Italian place right in the city centre. We had a lovely open air lunch there in July 11 - I had ravioli in a sauce made with gorgonzola and local mushrooms. Delicious. My friend had black pasta with scallops in a curry sauce. Sounds weird, but it was lovely.Good service and about €30 for the 2 of us, with a big bottle of water. Not cheap,...

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  • Take a Slide down to keller

    Traditional brat was good and haerty The prices were rather pricey for all food at 12-22 Euro and drink of 1/2 liter beer 4 Euro. I had a brat and kraut because the other items sounded too steep for the value

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Ingolstadt Nightlife

  • Schanzer Nachte

    How can I describe this? It’s an annual ball - mostly formal - held every February at the Stadt Theater. Those who buy the expensive tickets (€33 each) for the tables inside the theatre area wear formal dress. If you buy a cheaper ticket for the public areas in the theatre, lounge suit is fine. Food and drink is on top of the ticket price. It kicks...

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  • A "MEXICAN" place in Ingolstadt????!!

    Well, I was very surprised when my host in Ingolstadt told me there was a "Mexican" restaurant-bar where she wanted to take me... But apparently Sausalitos is the most popular and "chic" place for clubbing in town! Located right in downtown, this is a bar-type place with a nice environment: they play all kinds of music (mostly pop) and serve...

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  • Get lost in the Bermuda Triangle

    Between the shopping pedestrian area and the Kreuztor (the most beautiful of Ingolstadt's reminding city gates) you find a street-triangle where most of the downtown pubs and bars are located. You will find everything there from a little more chic ("Sausalitos", "Mo") to down to earth relaxed pubs ("Neue Welt", "Alte Post") or even punk places...

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Ingolstadt Transportation

  • DB Bahn

    The city is halfway between Munich and Nürnberg on the train.1 hour 10 minutes to Munich on a "Regional" train. A little more to Nürnberg. In both cases you have a faster & more expensive option of taking the ICE.On the Regional line you can get a Bayern ticket for €22 (1 person, 1 day, off peak trains). You can add up to 1 adult & 2 children (I...

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  • Rail train comes by

    The city is rather large overall and the rail comes here for stops to more major cities around the region and beyond. A number of locals come here by rail

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  • ZOB

    ZOB = Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof = central bus station.Local buses are operated by INVG, and its website will give you a routemap etc.The bus station is right in the city centre.It is also where you'll catch the airport express to Munich Airport.

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Ingolstadt Shopping

  • all you need...

    This a modern shopping centre on the outskirts of town - to the west maybe? Anyway, it has a supermarket as well as clothes etc shops. It’s unique feature is a pub with its own onsite microbrewery - 1516 beer. I discovered it by chance - the 3 women were busy falling out with each other in the shoe shop, and I escaped to the pub next door. Ideal!...

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  • A great place to buy coffee

    This was a new venture since I was last in Ingolstadt. However the smell of coffee was intoxicating and it pulled me into see what was happening. I got speaking to the staff on duty and we spoke about the fact that she was the winner of an award where she was acclaimed as the top coffee roaster in all of Germany. It seems her father had also been...

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Ingolstadt Local Customs

  • Fasching

    Fasching (also called Karneval) is a pre-Lent festival. It is celebrated in different ways in different places, and even within Germany there are 2 versions - northern & southern. In Bavaria the schools are closed for a week, and street parades seem to be the main manifestation. Fancy dress, floats, beer, sweets etc.Photos are from the Gaimersheim...

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  • Eisstockschießen

    A winter sport. An exhibition sport in a couple of winter Olympics, but as it's only played in this area, unlikely ever to be more than that.It's comparable to curling - a winter Olympics institution, and very popular at home (Scottieland).Unlike curling, it always takes place outdoors - typically on a frozen pond.No brushing means a lot of hanging...

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  • Volksfest

    This event happens in June & October every year and was described to me as a miniature Oktoberfest, without the tourists and/or rip-off prices. All the fun of the fairground, as you’d find it in Scotland, but with biergartens and good food!One quirk of the Volksfest is that you can only buy beer in a mass - one of the traditional, dimpled 1 litre...

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Ingolstadt Warnings and Dangers

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    by travellingdan Written Aug 26, 2005

    The Danube runs right through Ingolstadt. It's our beloved river that brought life to nature and people. But sometimes, especially when there is a rainy fall, the Danube gets angry and tries to expand over the limits of it's banks. It's not a real danger for travellers, but you should be prepared that things like this can happen in Bavaria and they are happening pretty frequently during the last years (climate change?)

    German TV at floodings in Ingolstadt
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Ingolstadt Off The Beaten Path

  • Neuburg an der Donau

    Otto Henry, the Ducal ruler had this palace built 1530-45. It was added to by Phillip William, ruler of Palatine area. Afterword the chapel was added in 1607 and the town hall 1603. The palace sits in the middle of the town that is walled around. It has a lot of Baroque style architecture, even though the palace is Renaissance. Now the palace has...

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  • Prunn Castle

    This castle is controlled by BAvaria State Library. This castle was owned by Frauenberg Knights of Haag when it was bult in 1037, and still has some frescoes back from that period in the entryway. There are historical documents of Codex and paintings interspersed throughout. It is located in Riedenberg; about 18 miles NE of Ingolstadt. It is open...

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  • Kelheim

    This small but important town is along the Atmuhl River. It has a lot of boat excursions leaving from the docks near the town, but the most visible and wonderful is the Befreiungshalle monument on the hill. It was built 1842 and is a huge circular structure that has many statues outside and much more to see inside. The War of Liberation from...

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Ingolstadt Sports & Outdoors

  • ice hockey

    Ingolstadt v Hannover in the DEL - the German elite league. Early season - 1 October - but 5th in the league against 6th, and Hannover have won the league the last 2 seasons.It was my first visit to the arena - holds about 5,000 but the attendance was about 3,500 for this game. Enough to make a good atmosphere, and it’s probably electric for a...

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  • Danube Cycle Path

    During my April 13 visit to the city, I cycled over to Neuburg a d Donau from Ingolstadt. 24km each way. Took me 1.75 hrs, plus a couple of water breaks along the way. There’s an excellent cycle path all the way, following the Donau on the north bank. No traffic... I’m told it gets pretty busy “in season” but not a problem in April. It’s part of...

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  • swimming

    The city has a typical German “Bad” - swimming pool come spa. We went on 25-12 - yes, Christmas Day. In Germany Christmas is on 24-12 and most things are open for business as usual on 25-12 (slightly complicated by the fact that 25-12 was a Sunday in 2011, and the shops are all shut on Sunday in Germany).But I digress...The Bad was not too busy,...

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Ingolstadt Favorites

  • Beer: The Birthplace of Reinheitsgebot

    Beer lovers should make a pilgrimage to Ingolstadt: Here is where the famous German Reinheitsgebot originates. The law about the purity of beer states that no other ingredients may be used in the production but hop, barley, and water. This law was first published in 1516 in Ingolstadt for the Duchy of Bavaria. It spread out and was adopted all...

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  • 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

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  • Downtown...

    This is what they call the central section, or "downtown", of Ingolstadt... It's only one long street full of big stores, some restaurants, travel agencies and other businesses... but it's very nice to stroll along the street and look at the typical buildings, as well as eat a little snack or do some shopping! I personally found wonderful stores...

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