Although it is best known as the setting for a major portion of Mary Shelly's dark and hauntingly beautiful novel, the city of Ingolstadt is, in reality, a city that boasts a myriad of historical treasures that have drawn in visitors from far and wide since a time before the publication of Frankenstein. The city's fortuitous location, along numerous trade routes near the Danube crossing, has bestowed upon it a history that is rife with stories of glorious battles and triumphs against those who sought to claim this much-coveted city as their own. The Old Town, with its lofty fortifications, palaces, castles, and medieval houses, is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts and history buffs. Explore historic sights like the Hohe Schule, the Old Town Hall, the Kreuztor gatehouse and Asam Church, or spend the day strolling through the city's many parks. Get an in-depth glimpse into the Ingolstadt's illustrious history and intriguing cultural heritage at museums like the Museum of Medical History and the Museum of Concrete Art. The city is also home to the Audi Forum and hosts well-attended annual festivals. The city is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.