Michael and Pam's Travels

Ingolstadt, Germany. 2016

Travelled : 103 kilometres from Nuremberg to Ingolstadt, Bavaria.

Visited : Ingolstadt

Stayed : Ingolstadt Municipal Stellplatz, โ‚ฌ5 including power, an โ‚ฌ1 for water. ย N48.76016 ย E11.42013 (CCT)

 

Concluding our visit to Nuremberg we put the bikes on the rack and got ready to depart. ย The Thule bike-lift rack has been a great purchase it’s now much easier to get the bikes both on and off, with a lot less actual lifting required. ย Anyway we head south and within a couple of minutes we are on the A9 autobahn. ย Most of the traffic appears to be heading north, but as the A9 is six lanes wide everything is moving along.

Its mostly open farmland with forest on the hill tops, but we keep an eye on the road. ย The cruise control is set on 100kph (using the GPS) we try to keep in the slow lane (far right) as much as possible and pass the trucks as need be. ย They seem to sit on 90-95kph on their speed limiters. ย However the traffic in the centre lane is doing 120-130 kph so they come up very quickly. ย The far left lane is what you need to be careful of. ย They move so quickly a dot in your mirror is a black BMW already gone past in a few seconds. ย At one stage yesterday on a long straight piece of road a Mercedes went past so fast, its engine screaming like something from formular 1. ย Backed off about 500-600 metres in front of us and a flash of yellow flame shot from the rear of the car.

We roll into Ingolstadt and soon find the stellplatz. ย Its still early afternoon and we get one of the last places, so its a popular place to stop. ย Ingolstadt is the site of the major Audi factory in Germany, but that’s not why where here. ย Ingolstadt is just halfway between Nuremburg and Munich and an hour or two of driving is enough.

 

 

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Our shady little stellplatz in Ingolstadt. โ‚ฌ5 with power is a bargain. We recharge everything in sight and give the Hymer a vacuum as well.

Our shady little stellplatz in Ingolstadt. โ‚ฌ5 with power is a bargain. We recharge everything in sight and give the Hymer a vacuum as well.

 

 

One of the gates to the old town. The Taschenturm Tower dates to 1396, the change of style in the older buildings has become more pronounced as we venture further south into Bavaria.

One of the gates to the old town. The Taschenturm Tower dates to 1396, the change of style in the older buildings has become more pronounced as we venture further south into Bavaria.

 

 

Asam's Church of Maria de Victoria in Ingolstadt. Its Baroque exterior provides a hint to it's famous interior.

Asam’s Church of Maria de Victoria in Ingolstadt. Its Baroque exterior provides a hint to it’s famous interior.

 

 

Apparently its interior is considered a jewel of Baroque architecture. It has a phenomenal fresco painted on its flat ceiling, the ornate cornise and the timber work adds to the wow factor.

Apparently its interior is considered a jewel of Baroque architecture. It has a phenomenal fresco painted on its flat ceiling, the ornate cornise and the timber work adds to the wow factor. ย Had to sneak this photo as it was ‘no cameras’.

 

 

The Ludwig-Str. The main pedestrian thoroughfare in Ingolstadt.

The Ludwig-Str. The main pedestrian thoroughfare in Ingolstadt.

 

 

The Danube River flows around the altstadt. This side of the river is a series of parks and gardens. In places you can see the odd fort or old section of defensive wall.

The Danube River flows around the altstadt. This side of the river is a series of parks and gardens. In places you can see the odd fort or old section of defensive wall.

 

 

The New Castle in Ingolstadt. This Schloss was built by Duke Ludwig the Bearded in the second half of the 15th century.

 

 

The lower part of the New Castle is now a military museum. We have seen enough jousting sticks this year so we just wander through the ground finding a long line of old bronze cannon.

 

 

The gateway and clocktower leading to the New Castle.

 

Like many German towns we visited, Ingolstadt was full of surprises and a joy to discover. ย Not to mention all the beautiful new Audi’s parked everywhere.

One thought on “Ingolstadt, Germany. 2016

  1. Denice

    Hi Guys, love you blog & look forward to reading it every time it comes into my ‘inbox’. Saw a clip on TV the other day about the miniature museum somewhere in Germany….have you guys been there or have it on your ‘next to see’ list. Not sure if you know or not that Cronulla is into the grand final, they play the Melbourne Storm. We actually go for the Storm (after the Roosters – of course) but would like to see Cronulla win as they’ve never won a grand final before. Safe travels…. Cheers…Denice

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