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Ingolstadt Fortress includes medieval fortifications which, were built in the 14th century, and fortifications of Bavarian State Fortress, which was built in 1849.
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History of Ingolstadt Fortress
Fortress Ingolstadt has always been the stronghold of the Bavarian army. By order of William IV, Duke of Bavaria, the fortifications of Ingolstadt was expanded and strengthened between 1538 and 1545. The reasons for this were the strategic importance of Ingolstadt at a crossroads on the northwestern frontier of the duchy and the need to control the Danube bridge.
The next renovation and fortification were made between 1654 and 1662, after the Thirty Years' War. During this period, many additional bastions were built.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the fortress was almost completely destroyed. Therefore, by order of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Ingolstadt Fortress was restored in 1849. Six cavaliers and the Danube beachhead were built. All the cavaliers except one are restored, and suitable for independent sightseeing. Danube bridgehead is also fully preserved.
Info is based on the article Landesfestung Ingolstadt of German Wikipedia.
|Tourist Audience||Cultural heritage tourism|
|German original name||Landesfestung Ingolstadt|
|Tourist Information Center||Ingolstadt City Administration|
|Elbracht Cavalier||Discover Elbracht Cavalier|
|Rechberg Bastion||Discover Rechberg Bastion|
|Heydeck Cavalier||Discover Heydeck Cavalier|
|Dallwigk Cavalier||Discover Dallwigk Cavalier|
|New Castle||Discover New Castle|
|Duke's Chest Castle||Discover Duke's Chest Castle|
|Mynzberg Gate||Discover Mynzberg Gate|
|Caponier 94||Discover Caponier 94|
|Triva Redoubt||Discover Triva Redoubt|
|Tilly Reduit||Discover Tilly Reduit|
|Baur Redoubt||Discover Baur Redoubt|
|Ravelin 79||Discover Ravelin 79|
|Pocket Gate||Discover Pocket Gate|
|Cross Gate||Discover Cross Gate|
|Schutterhof Caponier||Discover Schutterhof Caponier|
|Two Bridges Cavalier||Discover Two Bridges Cavalier|
|Hepp Cavalier||Discover Hepp Cavalier|
|New Cross Gate||Discover New Cross Gate|
|Prince Karl Fort||Discover Prince Karl Fort|
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Data Catalog to Ingolstadt Fortress by EuroTourData.
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