Silcherstrasse 40, Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, 89231, Germany
More about Ulm
Half-timbered house of fishermen's quarter
The crooked house (schiefes haus)
Rathaus (Ulm's town hall)
Holiday on May 20th
I will travel to Ulm, Germany to visit my friend in May. Is May 20th is a national holiday in Germany? I think it's called Ascension day. What will be open? and what will be close? How about banks, trains, or most offices?
Re: Holiday on May 20th
Yes, 20th of May this year is a bank holiday due to ascension day / Christi Himmelfahrt.
Everything will be closed: offices, shops except for the very small ones (Kiosk, Happy shops), banks, libraries, tourist center, pharmacies (only emergency service provided by a few).
The train and other public transport run their sunday/bank holiday schedule = meaning instead of 4 times/hour they run twice / hour.
The shops inside a central railway station of big towns will be opened. I wonder whether Ulm can be considered as a big town. So probably the shops at Ulm main-station will be closed.
OPEN are: Restaurants, cafes, pubs, big petrol stations, cinemas.
Sundays and bank holidays have always been very boring in Germany.
Re: Re: Holiday on May 20th
Thanks for the information. It seems to me that Ulm is quite a small town. Is there any big city nearby where I can do some shopping or sightseeing. How about Munich, how far is it from Ulm?
To make it easier...
When and how will you enter Germany? By plane? which day? What airport? and so on
Re: To make it easier...
I wouldn't really call Ulm a small town, with more than 100,000 inhabitants its rather a middle sized city. If you also count the twin city Neu-Ulm (the two are only seperated by the Danube) with another 65000 inhabitants, it gets quite big.
Nevertheless shops will also be closed in Munich as well as other cities (also Austria and Switzerland). So if you want to shop exactly on this day Strassbourg at the french border will be closest.
Bank Holidays are not boring at all in Germany you just have to know the traditions. On ascension day for instance people go on "hiking tours" pulling a cart with a barrel or a case of beer drinking along the way, rest and bbq at fireplaces in the woods. Others just walk from one beer garden to the other.
Ask your friend if he has friends going on one of these tours, it's really a lot of fun.
Travel Tips for Ulm
Ulm, good surprise
"A couple of hours"
In a trip to Italy, I passed Ulm and decided to spend the night.
On the next day I walked a couple of hours in the city centre, discovering the cathedral, the typical houses, the pedestrian center, the river Danube and other particular buildings.
I suggest a tour in the city for a couple of hours, ideally starting from central station if you reach Ulm by train, or where you can park if you drive a car.
Ulm is home to a famous university, and the world's tallest church steeple, the Ulm Münster.
This photo of the Ulm Münster is actually five photos stitched together because it was difficult to capture the whole thing even with a wide-angle lens.
The cool thing about this church is you have to climb narrow stairs to get to the top--it takes a full 30 minutes! But the view is well worth the effort, and of course, you can brag to all your friends that you climbed the world's tallest steeple :).
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- M�venpick Neu Ulm
- Moevenpick Hotel Ulm
- Parkhotel Neu-ulm/ulm Hotel Neu-ulm
Address: Silcherstrasse 40, Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, 89231, Germany