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.