Barthelmarkt is an annual fair and
beer festival in Manching near
Ingolstadt, Germany. It is held
every year on the last weekend of
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.
name "Barthelmarkt" stems from St.
Bartholomew, the patron saint of the
local church. Ingolstadt is a
city in the Free State of Bavaria,
Germany. It is located along the
banks of the Danube River, in the
center of Bavaria. As of December
31, 2005, Ingolstadt had 121,801
residents. It is part of the Munich
Metropolitan Area with a population
of more than 5 million.
Ingolstadt is mentioned in the novel
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It is
the birthplace of the monster as
created by the scientist Victor
Illuminati, a Bavarian secret
society, was founded in Ingolstadt
in the late 18th century.
headquarters of the German
automobile manufacturer Audi are
located in Ingolstadt, as well as
the headquarters of the electronic
stores Media Markt and Saturn.
Ingolstadt Central Station has been
connected to Nuremberg by a
high-speed rail link since May 2006.
Ingolstadt also has a second
passenger station at Ingolstadt Nord.