The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Ingolstadt, Germany

Audi Forum, Ingolstadt
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21 February 2018

Good things come in small packages, and the little Bavarian town of Ingolstadt is packed to the brim with attractions of astounding diversity, such as ancient fortifications, a snazzy automobile museum, creepy tours, and magnificent churches. Here, we bring you the most awesome sights of Ingolstadt.

Audi Museum

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Audi Forum, Ingolstadt
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The Audi Museum is more than enough reason for automobile enthusiasts to plan a trip to Ingolstadt. Here, visitors get to gape at 100 snazzy cars and motorbikes from the iconic brand. They can also learn all about the history of Audi and how it rose to fame as one of the most successful automobile manufacturers in the world, through interactive exhibits.

Asam Church Maria de Victoria

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Asam Church Maria de Victoria, Ingolstadt
Asam Church Maria de Victoria, Ingolstadt | Mattana / WikiCommons
Though the Asam Church Maria de Victoria has a lovely facade, its exterior doesn’t prepare you for the sheer magnificence that lies behind its walls. The ceiling frescoes depicting the Incarnation of the Lord by legendary baroque artist Cosmas Damian Asam are pure genius. The treasure chamber houses the Lepanto Monstrance, a magnificent gold and silver work of art representing the triumph of the Christians over the Turks in the sea battle of Lepanto.

Audi Sportpark

Fancy catching a game of football? Look up the schedule and head to Audi Sportpark, a football stadium owned by Audi. This stadium, with 15,800 seats, is the home ground of football Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt 04. It hosts both regional and international games.

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Anatomical Institute

The Anatomical Institute houses the German Museum of the History of Medicine, a very interesting museum that traces the evolution of medicine from classical antiquity to modern times, through exhibits like medical equipment, gadgets, devices, tools, and utensils. The adjoining botanical garden is a treasure trove of medicinal plants and herbs.

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New Castle

Visitors flock to the Ingolstadt New Castle too check out the 17 ornate cannons in the castle courtyard. A set of double cannons, Scherer and Schererin, from the 16th century, deserve special mention. The castle also houses the Bavarian Army Museum, which is home to a great collection of historical weapons and educates visitors about the weaponry of bygone times.

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Frankenstein Themed Tour

To infuse a dose of creepy into your holiday, sign up for the Frankenstein tour, which leads thrill-seekers through the real locations that have found their way into the novel Frankenstein. Learn fascinating facts about ancient medicine, local tales, and legends, and be prepared to be scared!

Herzogskasten

Herzogskasten (‘Duke’s Box’) is the old palace of Ingolstadt, constructed in the 13th century. In the course of its existence, this gothic secular building has served as a royal residence, a medieval castle, a treasury, and a granary. Today, the castle is open to visitors, and houses the Marie Luise Fleißer public library.

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