Founded in the mid-9th century, Ulm enjoyed a long history as a free imperial city, ruled only by the Holy Roman Emperor with no pesky princes in between. An important trade town for centuries, Ulm was also the birthplace of Albert Einstein. Rising 530 feet, Ulm Minster has the world’s tallest steeple, the top of which can be reached via 768 steps. Ulm’s younger sister city, Neo Ulm (or New Ulm) lies just across the Danube River and is part of Bavaria rather than Baden-Wurttemberg.
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4.5 based on 557 reviews
Quaint part of Ulm which remains unspoilt and is a "must see" within Ulm. We had a wonderful meal at Forelle (Trout).
4.5 based on 233 reviews
This place is packed full of history. Hitler gave many speeches here and the inside is very beautiful. The best reason to visit is the very elaborate painting and designs all around the building. Very beautiful! Must see!!
4.5 based on 181 reviews
This building dates from the 1400s. Part of the foundation was placed on unconsolidated soil, so the settlement varied over time. Also, town zoning changed over the centuries. Old zoning fees were based on the footprint of the building. So "smart" builders constructed many buildings with upper floors extending out from the first floor. This can be seen all over Ulm and also contributes to building movement. This building is now known as the "Schiefes Haus", after being revived from a dilapidated condition. It located on a clear stream full of trout.
4.5 based on 79 reviews
The beautifully ornate library is the main draw here, and it definitely did not disappoint. The audio guide in English (included in the cost of admission) was thorough and very helpful in explaining all aspects of the library. The basilica (main structure as you walk toward the monastery) is beautiful inside and is worth a look as well.
I did not have a car so I took public transportation (bus #3 toward Wiblingen from Ulm Hbf). It was an easy ride to and from the monastery. There were no signs pointing me toward the monastery when I arrived, so I had to walk around a bit to find it. The grounds are impressive. Of note, the the entrance is on the left of the basilica (as you are facing it), but it wasn't obvious that you had to go up to the next floor (via staircase) for the entrance to the museum/library. There is a very nice museum exhibit about the history of the monastery and the area, but unfortunately it was only available in German -- I hope an English language version can be provided via audio guide in the future, as the displays and artifacts looked very interesting.
4.5 based on 77 reviews
One floor is primarily history of bread-making. I picked up quite a few interesting little pieces of information. Another floor is primarily related to hunger in the world, both historical and present. It was delightful to find a nice collection of artworks (e.g., one by Picasso) in a topical museum like this. When we were there, there was a special exhibit on the ground floor, unfortunately for us there was no information in English (unlike the regular collections on the other floors).
4.5 based on 36 reviews
Quite fragmented and disappointing when compared to many smaller towns. However, it is a pleasant way to spend some time, particularly if part of a larger walking tour of the inner city. The section near the Metzgerturm is easy to get to, but I did not see an elevator so might not be accessible to all.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
Facing the Danube with its interesting history. Its part of the old town wall & a passage had to be made through this wall & a tower built on top so the Butcher Shop was then behind the wall where formerly it was outside the wall & unprotected.
4 based on 60 reviews
I keep coming here since I'm a little child. Even though the Tiergarten is not a real zoo and big animals like lions etc are missing, it is always nice to go there and see the animals. The renovation some years ago implemented an outdoor park with goats, deer, alpacas etc. I like the tropical area with the birds and monkeys very much.
4 based on 51 reviews
Any museum, any institution pretending to the role of a world cultural center should, at the very least, have signs on their exhibits in what is an international language. Makes one feel frustrated walking between clearly interesting artefacts and not being able to read about them.
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