These are totally not the ordinary type of cannons!
As mighty as this saying goes ;
“Whoever controlled Ingolstadt, controlled the key to Bavaria”, is true as it means.
When we are exploring the quaint city of Ingolstadt, we managed to find our way from the cobbled streets of the city center down to the path leading us to the courtyard of the Neues Schloss or the New Castle. In it was the amazing view of the displayed war cannons .Around the town showcases a unique, open air museum of German fortress architecture that really proves its mighty strength of fortifying their city and a visit to the Bayerisches Armee Museum did not fail us.
In 1418, Ludwig the Bearded laid the foundation stone for the Neue Veste (New Citadel), in the centre of which rises the Neues Schloss or the New Castle which has 17 richly decorated cannons in the castle courtyard reflect the scale of the weapons arsenal at that time.
Two of the oldest of these exhibits belonging to the Bavarian Army Museum comprise a set of double cannons from the years 1524/25 which go by the names of “Scherer” and “Schererin”. The first weighs 9,690 pounds, the second 9,395 pounds. The Neues Schloss is now home to the Bavarian Army Museum – an exhibition of historical weapons, armaments and pewter figures.
Another bit of history learned & worthwhile thing to see here. Now I find this interesting because I tried to compare the design and size to other war cannons that I have seen from the ones I have seen in Corregidor and In Kuwait.
Keep posted for more of our adventures as we continue to pretend tourists here in Bavaria while we are chasing a Toddler and gobbling yummy Pretzel along the Donau. Tschüss!