The KU has two compact, green campuses, one in Eichstätt and one in Ingolstadt, both of which are located close to the town centers. The University᾽s buildings display a unique mixture of baroque and modern architecture. The KU’s buildings were planned according to the campus principle and are situated on the edge of the old town in both Eichstätt and Ingolstadt. This saves time and avoids stress, as everything you need is just a few minutes’ walk away: seminar rooms, the library, computer work stations and canteens. The Eichstätt campus is also just around the corner from the town’s main square.
There are several green spaces on campus where you can spend time between lectures and seminars. In Eichstätt the Hofgarten is the green heart of the KU – a park where you can relax and find inspiration, play frisbee or do a bit of slacklining. The Kapuzinergarten is also a good place to unwind. It is also used by several student initiatives for their projects. The campus in Ingolstadt, home to the Ingolstadt School of Management (WFI), consists of one large and one smaller building separated by a peaceful courtyard. If you prefer to spend your breaks in town, Ingolstadt’s city center is just a few minutes’ walk away. Other buildings at the Ingolstadt campus include the 'Studentenhaus' and the 'Hohe Schule', which was home to the first Bavarian university in the 15th century.
Masterpieces of baroque and modern architecture
The KU’s architecture is truly unique. Historic eighteenth century buildings such as the former summer residence of the prince-bishops, a former riding school and a former orphanage are now used for lectures and seminars and the offices of the University Administration. Today’s interesting mix of old and new was created by architects Karljosef Schattner and Karl Frey who added concrete, glass and metal to the baroque buildings, making Eichstätt home to some outstanding modern architecture. The Main Library, designed by star architect Günter Behnisch, is a masterpiece of glass and steel situated on the green banks of the Altmühl river.