Manching is a municipality
Municipalities of Germany
Municipalities are the lowest level of territorial division in Germany. This may be the fourth level of territorial division in Germany, apart from those states which include Regierungsbezirke , where municipalities then become the fifth level.-Overview:With more than 3,400,000 inhabitants, the...

 in the district of Pfaffenhofen
Pfaffenhofen (district)
Pfaffenhofen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.-History:...

, in Bavaria
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, Germany
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. It is situated on the river Paar
The Paar is a river in Germany and a right tributary of the Danube. For several tens of kilometers it flows parallel to the Lech, at only a few km distance. Near Augsburg, the Paar leaves the Lech valley and turns north-east towards Ingolstadt. It flows into the Danube near Vohburg...

, 7 km southeast of Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is located along the banks of the Danube River, in the center of Bavaria. As at 31 March 2011, Ingolstadt had 125.407 residents...

. In the late Iron Age
Iron Age
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, there was a Celtic settlement, the Oppidum of Manching
Oppidum of Manching
The Oppidum of Manching was a large Celtic proto-urban or city-like settlement at modern-day Manching , Bavaria . The settlement was founded in the 3rd century BC and existed until c. 50-30 BC. It reached its largest extent during the late La Tène period , when it had a size of 380 hectares...

, on the location of present-day Manching.

Cassidian (former Military Air Systems
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 department of EADS
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) has its headquarters here at Manching Airport.

The Barthelmarkt
The Barthelmarkt is an annual fair and beer festival in Manching near Ingolstadt, Germany. It is held every year on the last weekend of August....

, a well-known beer festival
Beer festival
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 in the area, takes place in the district of Oberstimm on the last weekend of August every year.
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