Green oases in the city
Like the magnificent towers and defences, the Glacis, part of the "Schanz" (a series of fortifications), is very much an integral feature of Ingolstadt's medieval cityscape. The wide green girdle that completely surrounds the Old Town was previously the field of fire that had to be kept free in front of the fortress complex. In today's more peaceful age, Ingolstadt's residents and visitors can all enjoy this green area, which is close to the city centre.
Only a stone's throw away, the award-winning Klenzepark on the opposite side of the Danube is the perfect place for walking, jogging, cycling or simply just relaxing. Amid the magnificent fortress complex there are spacious open green areas, a maze made from plants and flowers, a children's playground, a beer garden and sensory gardens. Art exhibitions and other events are held in the Reithalle and the Exerzierhaus, formerly the riding hall and drill hall respectively.