Virtually all Audi cars are available for European delivery at Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, about one hour from Munich.
Customers pay their airfare to Germany, then Audi picks them up at the Munich airport and transports them to a four-star hotel near headquarters for a free overnight stay. There’s also a free guided tour of Audi Forum and Museum.
Audi provides 15 days of insurance, including 24/7 roadside assistance, and there are 20 authorized locations in Europe, including six in Germany, where owners can drop off cars at no charge to be shipped back to the U. S.
Once you're behind the wheel of your new Audi, head for Ingolstadt's old city, a medieval walled fortress on the bank of the Danube, complete with a 13th century castle.
If you'd like to explore the north, point the car toward Augsburg, founded in 15 B.C. by stepsons of Augustus Caesar. In this bite-sized version of Munich couples find bustling nightlife, an open-air theater, a Roman Museum, and another dedicated to native son, the writer Berthold Brecht.
Alternately, head south to the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, for biking, hiking, sailing, and strolling. Not to be missed are two of King Ludwig II’s ornate castles. Herreninsel sits on an island in the middle of the lake, accessible by regular shuttle boats. Surrounding Schloss Herrenchiemsee castle, the gardens are as lavish as the gilded halls.
Audi also offers pre-set touring itineraries(prices vary): Its two-night Castles and High Tech itinerary includes Bavarian King Ludwig’s Neueschwanstein, the model for Disney’s “Cinderella” castle. Another program includes two rounds of golf per person at the five-star Hotel Sonnenalp in the picturesque Alpine village of Ofterschwang and use of the resort’s mineral baths.