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Ingolstadt in Germany

Ingolstadt is a city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany. It is located at Template:Coor dm, along the banks of the Danube River in the center of Bavaria. As of July 31, 2001 it had 119,293 residents registered, making it the sixth largest city in Bavaria.

The headquarters of the German automobile manufacturer Audi are located in Ingolstadt, as well as the headquarters of MediaMarkt and Saturn (both electronic stores).

See also: University of Ingolstadt

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History and culture

The Bavarian fortress (1537-1930) nowadays holds the museum of the Bavarian army (http://www.bayerisches-armeemuseum.de). A sapper's drill ground is still crossing the river, two military air bases are nearby, one used for testing airplanes Manching. The long military tradition of the city reflects in today's civil and cultural life. Former "off limit" grounds are now well used public parks, the famous writer Marieluise Fleißer wrote Pioniere in Ingolstadt in 1928.

Ingolstadt was the City where the Wilhelm IV von Bayern wrote and signed the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot in 1516, the eldest food law still in use. Adolf Scherzer composed the Bayerischen Defiliermarsch, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is related to the Ingolstädter alte Anatomie, now museum for medical history. In 1748, it was in Ingolstadt that Adam Weishaupt was born.

Literary references

Ingolstadt is the setting for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel Frankenstein and is a pivotal location in The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

Dr. Faust is mentioned in an old and short local Tale.

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