The huge complex on the corner of Münster square was built in 1585-1593 as a storehouse for grain, wine and salt. After a fire in 1924 it was restored, then again repaired after suffering some damage in World War II.
Nowadays it hosts the police and some other municipal offices.
The courtyard can be entered. The fountain in the middle (1591, now a copy) bears a statue of empress Hildegard.
The centre of the suburb of Söflingen is a former convent of the Poor Clare Sisters.
The church and some economy buildings are preserved, as well as the general situation of the secluded monastery area encircled by walls and buildings. The cloister and abbey were demolished after the secularization of 1803.
When the city's fortification was extended and modernized in the 17th century, the medieval ramparts were not needed any more. Little houses to accommodate soldiers and their families were built on the former ramparts between 1610 and 1632.
Location: Seelengraben, Frauengraben, Neuer Graben (Northern edge of the old town)
This marvelous baroque monastery in the little town of Roggenburg close to Ulm has an interesting history. Established in 1126, it became rich and influential and even established other monastery subisidiaries in Switzerland. It was relatively unaffected by the wars of the 16th/17th centuries in Germany. The monastery building ensemble was rebuild in the baroque style in the 18th century. Due to the Napoleonic Wars, the monastery was closed down in 1802, only to be reestablished for the use of a monastic order in 1986. The monastery also features a nice hotel with a beergarden which would be a good base for daytrips to Ulm.
When climbing up and down the Munster, look out the windows once and a while near the top and look at the gargoyles.
These fanciful creations abound on the Munster and add a bit of whimsy to the magnificence dedicated to the glory of God.
Not everyone in Ulm however believed that September 11th was a tragedy. If you look closer at some of the signs that were laid before the cathedral, you can see that this sign actually had Osama bin Laden sympathizers!
It reads: Osama is Innocent! Show me the evidence!
Although if you head to Ulm today you will not be able to see this, I wanted to make sure it was memorialized.
We were able to travel only 2 weeks after the tragedy of September 11th, and the sentiment around the world was that of thanks that Americans had already started travelling again.
Everywhere we went, there were memorials to the tragedy, and Ulm Cathedral had one of the largest ones we had seen. There were balloons, paintings, and candles out in honor.
Most people are able to take in the beauty of Ulm's Cathedral from the ground, but this is only half the story. There are also two plateaus that you can acheive when you head to the tower. The first is the top story, and the second is making it all the way up to the top of the spire.
Each time, you will get a better and better view of how much work was put into this cathedral. I enjoyed this position, where I was able to see the moss growing on this gargoyle :)
This is the place of an artist, really as we all think ATELIERS look like, or am I wrong??
The Art Center is important for this city and its people and all enjoy to give a hand if necessary.
There are always changing exhibition to be enjoyed and probably also some you won't like at all, after all tastes differ and......there is no accounting for tastes.....oder??
Address: Kramgasse 4, 89073 ULM
Wherever I arrive on holidays abroad, I shall always be on the lookout for special kinds of honey.
Here in Ulm I found another kind of honey, never tasted before.......
They also sold: propolis, Pollen and Gel?e Royale, all products from the BEEHIVE and excellent for you mental and physical well-being.
The address: Ulmer Honigh?asle....
One of the funniest and strangest museums I have seen up to date that I can think of is the Deutsches Brotmuseum, or the German Museum ofý Bread. There I saw things that, in one way or another, are related to the production of bread. Like models of mills, dishes used in bread baking and many others.
Another class of items you can gaze at includes art works with bread either as the main subject or just represented somewhere. Paintings, graphic designs, advertisements and the like of them. Go to Salzstadelgasse, 10. The museumýs open from 10 AM till 5 PM on Tuesdays, and Thursday to Monday. Wednesdayýs opening hours are from 10 AM till 8:30 PM.
A few miles north of Ulm is the town of Giengen, where the world-famous Steiff teddybears are made. They have been making soft toys at the Steiff factory in Giengen for more than 120 years. In 1980, to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary, they opened the Steiff Museum. It's delightful for children and their parents. And guess what? There is no entrance fee!
The back streets in the old town quarter North of the Münster square witht heir small houses are a mix of architecture form all eras. Many little shops invite for a stroll.
St George killing the dragon is depicted on a fountain in the little square behind the choir of the Münster church. The statue, originally from 1580, was substituted by a copy in the 19th century.