Ingolstadt is one of the youngest and, at the same time, greenest cities in Upper Bavaria. Idyllically located in the middle of the unique riparian forests, Ingolstadt, with its historic old town, boasts a number of sights of interest. Here, you can find wonderful old gabled houses, beautiful squares, magnificent buildings and impressive fortifications.
Ingolstadt has left its mark on Bavarian history: The first Bavarian state university was founded here in 1472 and the city played a major role as the centre of Bavarian culture. Today, this cultural tradition represents a challenge for the modern city, which, however, overcomes it without a problem. Historic monuments and contemporary architecture go hand in hand in Ingolstadt.
Since December 2000, the Ingolstadt cultural landscape has been richer by an additional high-quality attraction: In the Audi Forum, visitors can experience the famous car brand with the four rings up close. Further highlights in Ingolstadt are the Bavarian Army Museum in the Neues Schloss, the Museum of Concrete Art and Design and the German Museum for the History of Medicine.
Ingolstadt Village offers outlet shopping with style. The architecture of Germany’s very latest Chic Outlet Shopping® attraction reflects not only the decorative art nouveau style but also the more traditional industrial designs of the early 20th century. Amidst this elegant setting design and fashion brand names from both Germany and the international market can showcase their wares in exquisite boutiques.