The Danube is, next to the Volga, the largest and longest river in Europe, with many wild species living in the alluvial forests and other habitats along the river. Most of the original vegetation has been removed and the river itself has been largely canalized in the past centuries. For the wildlife left in pockets of natural vegetation, it is important to allow movement in or along the river. For movement along the riverbanks, cities are major obstacles, as urban developments often reach until the water surface. Ingolstadt, a major city at the Danube north of Munich, home of Audi cars, features both natural alluvial forests and large parks in the city centre along the river. The large urban greens are due to the history of Ingolstadt as Bavarian state fortress, with fortifications set apart from the river. The city of Ingolstadt aims to make the river more accessible to urban inhabitants, but at the same time allow for the passage of animals. Studio Animal-Aided Design was commissioned by the city of Ingolstadt for the inclusion of target species in the planning of a part of the city park along the Danube.