This webcam view is in town on the day of the beer festival:
Though first mentioned in 1354, its roots can be traced back as early as to the first century BC, when the Romans established a cattle market in the area.
The name "Barthelmarkt"
Ingolstadt is mentioned in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It is the birthplace of the monster as created by the scientist Victor Frankenstein.
The Illuminati, a Bavarian secret society, was founded in Ingolstadt in the late 18th century.