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Inscriptions of Ingolstadt


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The city of Ingolstadt is situated in Bavaria, on the banks of the Danube river. It has about 125,000 inhabitants and is an important industrial center belonging to the Munich Metropolitan Area in spite of about 80 km distance. Nevertheless Ingolstadt has managed to preserve a rich architectural heritage covering several centuries. And of course, there are many interesting inscriptions to be read.

Photo Ingolstadt: church

Church of Our Lady

Photo Ingolstadt: castle


Photo Ingolstadt: fortification


Photo Ingolstadt: General view

The Kreuztor


Inscriptions of Ingolstadt



Photos: Hans-Rudolf Hower, 2011

Photo Ingolstadt: Triva tower

Triva tower

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Inscriptions of Ingolstadt

Asam Church

Bittelmaier Aid Fund

Don't Wake Up the Sleeping Lion

Dr. Faustus in Ingolstadt

Foundation of the Civil Hospital

Foundation of the High School

From College to Brewery

German Refugees From the Bohemian Forest

Money-Eating Plant

Patrona Bavariae


Tilly's Last Abode

Triva tower

Ultimate Destination of a Steam Locomotive

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Munich, Bavaria and the Black Forest
(Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides)

A guide to southern Germany. English. English. English. English.

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A specialized guide to Bavaria. English. English. English. English.

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Municipality of Ingolstadt

Official site (German language).


In the English Wikipedia.

Encyclopaedic article on the city of Ingolstadt.

City map of Ingolstadt

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Arrival by Public Transport

The most important international airport near Ingolstadt is Munich. From there take an S-Bahn to Munich Hbf (= Hauptbahnhof = main station), where you can take a direct train to Ingolstadt. Even if you arrive at Nürnberg airport, you will find direct trains going from Nürnberg Hbf to Ingolstadt.

Coming from Berlin you may have to change in Göttingen, Fulda, or Nürnberg. Coming from Stuttgart you may have to change in Augsburg or Nürnberg. Coming from Frankfurt/Main (Hbf or Airport) you may have to change in Würzburg or Nürnberg but there are also some direct trains. Coming from Prague you may have to change in Nürnberg or Regensburg.

Be aware of the fact that Ingolstadt has two railway stations. The more important one (Ingolstadt Hauptbahnhof) is the crossing point of all railway lines that go via Ingolstadt but it is more than two kilometers from the center of the city. You will have to take a bus or a taxi or have half an hour's walk. If you have little luggage, this walk may be interesting because you can cross two parks and see the city's fortifications from the south. Another advantage of the main station is that you can get a city map for free there (exiting the station go to the left following the "I" sign). The map also indicates the main sights of the city. From the exit of the station (or of the information desk) go to the right and cross the green space along the Bahnhofstraße till its end. Continue in the same direction in the Münchener Straße up to a big crossing where you have to take a pedestrian underpass (subway). After crossing under the road turn to the right, cross the park, take the footpath leading you to a door in the city wall between two round fortification towers, and cross the Danube river using the pedestrian bridge. On the other side, enter the medieval city via Reduit Tilly and the coutyard of the white castle (Bayerisches Armeemuseum = Bavarian Army Museum) you already saw from the other side of the Danube river. To go to the Old Cityhall (Altes Rathaus), which will be the starting-point of all of our further explanations, take the Reiterkasernstraße to the left. At its end, turn to the left and follow the Hallstraße, then the Hieronymusgasse.

The secondary station (Ingolstadt Nord) is only on the railway line going from Munich to Nürnberg. It is much nearer to the city but you can get there neither a city map nor a bus ride and without a good city map you will probably have some difficulties to find your way. That's why I'd like to suggest the same procedure as the one I adopted for my first visit there: Exit the train at Ingolstadt Hauptbahnhof for the arrival but walk to Ingolstadt Nord for the departure using the city map you got at Ingolstadt Hauptbahnhof. Naturally this will only be valid if you have no particular timetable constraints and don't bother to change train at Ingolstadt Hauptbahnhof for certain destinations. If you prefer arriving via Ingolstadt Nord nevertheless, don't take the street that is parallel to the rails but the one that goes away from the station. At its end, go to the left, cross the Östliche Ringstraße, and continue straight ahead taking the Rechbergstraße, then the Esplanade on to the crossing with the Proviantstraße, where you turn to the left. At the end of the Proviantstraße, still go straight ahead taking the small street in front of you. At its very end, turn to the right (Ludwigstraße), then to the left, and finally to the right. Then you will see the Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), which will be the starting-point of all of our further explanations.

Indications concerning the arrival correspond to our personal knowledge or even experience, but we cannot assume any responsibility for their rightness. When you are reading this page, things may have changed in reality.

For regional, national, and international trains, see the online information of the Deutsche Bahn.

Hans-Rudolf Hower, 2011

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