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outdoor pool (heated)
A very German day out at the local spa. I know Brits do it to some extent, but it's a really big thing in Germany.
I was given "the day" as a birthday present.
Sauna, steam bath etc all morning. A delicious lunch by the indoor pool (it was the end of October). Then a full body massage and facial in the afternoon.
I looked and felt 10 years younger afterwards. It doesn't last, I'm afraid.
Address: Ingolstädter Str. 121, 85080 Gaimersheim
Directions: On the way out of the city to Gaimersheim.
Phone: 0845 8-64-0
as good as it looks
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 I suppose, when warm enough. Picnics. A rowing club - on the river, not the lake.
You'll find a wee rickety Biergarten at the end farthest from town - no food, but cold beer & other drinks, ice cream etc. You can eat your picnic there, of course.
The Ingolstadt triathlon takes place there - see website.
Another Biergarten at the other end is currently being renovated.
Address: Baggersee, Ingolstadt
Directions: About 1.5km west of the old town, just outside the ring road.
This is a museum of farm implements.
I have to admit that I have not seen around it - we were there for a social evening. Anyway, one for the "to do" list.
Address: Auf der Schanz 45, 85049 Ingolstadt
Directions: Located in the Hundszell area, a suburb in the southwest of the city.
Phone: 08 41/3 05-18 81
an older - very classy - model
The museum is located at the AUDI Forum - the round building. It’s all very high tech and sophisticated.
It houses a wide range of vehicles going back to the early 20th century and some - especially the older ones - are beautiful. They also have quite a few motorcycles on display.
A centrepiece is a revolving display of modern models, but sadly it had broken down when we were there. The cars could still be seen, but not all from close up. Some of the rally cars and the Le Mans model were extra interesting.
Highly recommended if you're a petrolhead, and also if (like me) you're not.
Address: Audi Forum Ingolstadt, 85045 Ingolstadt
Directions: It's the round building (front right) as you enter the Forum.
Phone: 0800 - 2 83 44 44
My walking tour was all about (i) getting a quick impression of the old town and (ii) deciding which things I'd like to come back to visit properly.
This is on the "must see next time" list.
It is the German Museum of the History of Medicine. Built in a baroque "orangerie" style starting in 1723, it was the medical faculty of the state university, and sits in a delightful garden full of plants with medicinal qualities (opium poppies, for example).
We only took in the garden, and next time around I'll go inside!
I did go around the inside in March 11. My guide was a local doctor, so I was very well informed! Well worth a few minutes.
Address: Anatomie str
Directions: In the SW quarter of the old town.
...also known as the Asam Church.
Sorry - no photos. Flash photography is not allowed inside and I didn't know how to eliminate the flash on my new Nikon. Couldn't get a decent angle of the exterior - quite a tall building accessed from a narrow street.
Built between 1732 & 1736, it is reknowned for two features - the frescoed ceiling by Cosmas Damian Asam (the most famous Bavarian baroque artist), and the most valuable monstrance in the world.
I'm not sure what the function of a monstrance is (not being Catholic) but it is a large chunk of gold & silver, which I suspect gets waved at the congregation by the priest. I know what ceilings are for.
Both are impressive.
Address: Neubaustrasse, Ingolstadt
Directions: In the NE quarter of the old town.
the main building
Construction of the "new castle" was begun in 1418. These days it is the Bavarian Military Museum.
This is another of the sights I have earmarked to come back to. so on my visit I only saw the exterior.
Even that is impressive, however, with several large cannons in a large courtyard and a beautiful baroque clocktower at the entrance.
Address: Paradeplatz 4, Ingolstadt
Directions: In the SE quarter of the old town
The tourist information office produces a very useful map/brochure with a route for walking around the old town.
It's not too strenuous, although in my case it was 35c that day and I had just arrived from more "temperate" Scottyland (16c) with no time to acclimatise, so I struggled after a couple of hours. Good excuse to find a beer garden of course!
How long it takes really depends on whether you go into everything along the way, or just look and move on.
Address below is for the information office. The tour starts there...
Address: Rathausplatz 4, D-850409 Ingolstadt
Directions: Town hall square - in the middle of the city centre.
Phone: +49 841 305 3030
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