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high white steeple

However much Mary Shelley may have known about Ingolstadt, she never visited the town and thus probably surmised from her general travels in Switzerland and Germany (or perhaps from her travels down the Rhine two years before in 1814) that it would have had such a steeple. The various towered constructions of Ingolstadt, however, are all built in brick. There is a wooden steeple-like construction atop the Hoheschule (University), but it would not have been visible from afar as a landmark.