Reduit Tilly

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Reduit Tilly from the south
Reduit Tilly in the center of the bridgehead on the south bank of the Danube (plan of the Ingolstadt fortress from 1854)

The Reduit Tilly is the centerpiece of the bridgehead of the Ingolstadt state fortress on the southern bank of the Danube . It was built from 1828 to 1841 under King Ludwig I according to the plans of his court architect Leo von Klenze and the fortress builder Major General and Head of the Engineer Corps Michael von Streiter in the classical style . The semicircular two-storey building, closed off from the bank by the so-called infantry wall, was intended to accommodate guns and troops in its barrel-shaped casemates . It was also intended to offer refuge to the Bavarian royal family and the crown jewels in the event of an invasion . Two flank batteries and the oval fortress structures Turm Triva and Turm Baur adjoin it at the side . It is named after the general of Bavaria in the Thirty Years War , Johann T'Serclaes von Tilly . In connection with the State Horticultural Show in 1992, the Reduit was renovated and integrated into the Klenzepark . Today it houses the permanent exhibition of the Bavarian Army Museum on the First World War .

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  • Ernst Aichner : The expansion and the beginning of the abandonment of the Bavarian state fortress Ingolstadt . Phil. Dissertation Munich, 1974.
  • Gerhard Wickern, Eduard Eiser: Die Bayerische Landesfestung Ingolstadt , Förderverein Bayerische Landesfestung Ingolstadt (ed.), 1st edition, espresso-Verlag, Ingolstadt 2008, ISBN 978-3-98-10765-5-4 .
  • Frank Becker, Christina Grimminger, Karlheinz Hemmeter: Monuments in Bavaria. City of Ingolstadt . Volume I.1, half volume 1 of the monument topography of the Federal Republic of Germany, Munich, 2002. ISBN 3-87490-583-7 , pp. XCIII – CXXII.
  • Ernst Aichner et al .: Stories & Faces. Ingolstadt - about becoming a city . Illustrated book for the exhibition in Klenzepark, Ingolstadt, 2000. ISBN 3-932113-30-6 , pp. 140–169.

Coordinates: 48 ° 45 ′ 39 ″  N , 11 ° 25 ′ 51 ″  E