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Experience the highlights of Ulm/Neu-Ulm!

The two cities offer a variety of historical sights – first of all the famous gothic cathedral with the highest church tower in the world! An attractive contrast to this are the buildings of architectural modernism that have been built in recent years and decades - such as the Stadthaus, the glass pyramid of the municipal library or the ›Neue Mitte‹.
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Ulm Minster

Of course, the minster: Highest church tower in the world (about 4 metres higher than Cologne Cathedral), construction started in 1377, exciting views from above, interesting insights inside. A must for every visitor to Ulm/Neu-Ulm!

 

Fishermen's and Tanners' Quarter

Ulms Little Venice: Formerly shabby craftsmen's quarter, today top restored buildings, alleys and corners along the Blau river – the water comes from the Blautopf in Blaubeuren!

 

Crooked House

Always these superlatives... According to the Guinness Book of Records, Ulm's half-timbered hotel ›Crooked House‹ is considered the ›Most Crooked Hotel in the World‹ with a 9–10 degree inclination – twice as inclined as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

Ulm Town Hall

Colourful series of pictures: The early Renaissance building not only displays what is probably Germany's largest cycle of frescoes from the 16th century, but also an astronomical clock with zodiac signs and moon phases.

 

Lion Man

The world star in the Museum Ulm! We don't know what the people of the Stone Age thought of it. Clear is, however, that this sculpture made of mammoth ivory (found in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Hohlenstein-Stadel) is one of the oldest works of art and still fascinates even after 40,000 years!

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Federal Fortification Ulm/Neu-Ulm

A protective wall around the two cities! Germany's largest preserved fortress complex extends around Ulm and Neu-Ulm – to be explored along the Fortifications Route.

 

Berblinger Tower

The aviation pioneer Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger went down in history in 1811 with his failed attempt to fly. In his honour, the tower, which is inclined by 10 degrees, was built at the former jumping-off point.

 

City Wall Promenade with Butcher's Tower

Once built as a protection against enemy troops ›amid the swirling waters of the Danube‹, the city wall of today is a popular promenade. It leads from the Fishermen's Quarter past the legend-telling Butchers' Tower with an inclination of 3.3 degrees (Tower of Pisa 3.9 degrees) down to the Friedrichsau Park.

 

Wiblingen Monastery

Baroque splendour: Not far from the city centre – as a highlight of Baroque Street – is the majestic grounds of the former Wiblingen Monastery with its magnificent rococo library hall.

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Albert Einstein

Probably the most famous scientist of our time was born in Ulm in 1879. His birthplace no longer exists, but there is a fountain with his probably most famous facial expression.

 

Ulm Sparrow

The Ulm sparrow is the unofficial heraldic animal of Ulm. It can be found everywhere in the two cities and one of them is inside the Ulm Minster.

 

The Danube

Cities, states, river: the wet border between the federal states is a popular destination for strollers, sun worshippers, joggers, cyclists and summery ›Nabada‹ on ›Oat Monday‹. A tip: take a boat trip on the ›Ulmer Spatz‹.

 

Water Tower Neu-Ulm

A tower in green surroundings: Neu-Ulm's city park ›Glacis Park‹ is dominated by the impressive walls of the former federal fortifications as well as by the city's distinctive landmark – the Water Tower.