To many of us, visiting Ingolstadt is like going to Mecca. Some of us have made multiple pilgrimages. Each time, we find some new things that awe us. If you are planning to visit Ingolstadt, here are some ideas on how to make your trip one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime.
First you can decide whether you want to spend a day or two just exploring the Ingolstadt Audi mega complex. Or you can combine this visit with the chance to join Audi R8 Alpine or Dolce Vita or Tuscany or South Tyrol tours.
If you do chose to drive the thrill-invoking R8, please visit Audi Driver's Day site. Once at the website, on the left column, select Audi Tour Experience. Download and review the different Audi Driver's Day programs available at different seasons of the year. After you select the program that fits you, you can email Audi Driver's Day office indicating the program you would like to join, the dates you will be driving, and the car you desire to drive.
Many people romanticize a vacation destination after seeing Rick Steves' Europe on PBS. I, on the other hand, dreamed about driving in Hawaii since I watched Jack Lord playing Lieutenant Steve McGarrett in the original Hawaii Five-O in the 70's. Back then, Steve was driving stately black Mercury Marquis and Mercury Park Lane. This dream was forgotten for a while as I got busy with elementary school, high school, college, first job, and so on. Fast forward to the 21st century, the remake of Hawaii Five-O brought my dream back from the medial temporal lobe of my brain.
The opening scene and the theme song of Hawaii Five-O always wash away my day's stresses and tiredness. The scenes of Waikiki beach and marina, surfers, outrigger canoes, clear emerald ocean water, rolling waves, lush green hills and mountains, crowded city skyline, and people going about their daily lives remind me that paradise and daily livings can co-exist. So, I no longer could put my dream off any longer.