Ulm Travel Guide

  • On the way up in the Münster's spire.
    On the way up in the Münster's spire.
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    View of Ulm from the Neu-Ulm side
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  • The Butcher and the Farmer

    This statue of two men and three pigs is at the Pig Market, known officially as the Schweinemarkt and unofficially as the Saumarkt.The inscription in the local dialect reads:Dr Metzgr ond dr BaurbeimHandl om dui SauWhich means: The butcher and the farmer bargaining about the sow.The farmer is not getting a good price, I don't think. When you go to...

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  • The Monster Minster of Ulm

    The Ulmer Muenster began life in the 15th century as a Catholic church but is today Lutheran.As I mentioned in my Intro, the steeple is believed to be the tallest in the entire world. It reaches a height in excess of 161m and cannot be missed from anywhere in the city. I had my first glimpse of it from the train enroute from Stuttgart to Augsburg,...

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  • Ulm Minster inside

    Deleted text on Barbara’s requestthough it had a link http://tourismus.ulm.de/tourismus/en/sehenswert/kirchen_und_kloester/ulmer_muenster/ulmer_muenster.phpYou can watch my 6 min 50 sec HD Video Ulm Minster in 2009 HD out of my Youtube channel.

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  • Schwörhaus/Weinhof

    In the 14th to the 19th century, the wine yard was an important commercial centre, due to the wine-trade. Its chapel survived until 1612. After this, the earlier “Small Oath House” ('Schwörhäusle'), which was built on a palace tower, was replaced by an “Oath House”. After being damaged by fire, the house was re-built in 1785. Weinhof 1489073...

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  • Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    Another significant church is the Holy Trinity Church (Dreifaltigkeitskirche).Martin Bantzenmacher built the “Haus der Begegnung” as a church of the Holy Trinity in 1616-21. The late renaissance building with an onion-domed tower was built on the site of a Dominican Cloister (1351) that had to be abandoned in 1531, due to the Reformation of Ulm....

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  • Saint George's and Holy Trinity Churches

    Georgskirche (Saint George's Catholic church) was built in 1902-1904 by Maximilian and Carl Anton Meckel. It situated on Beethovenstr. 1.You can watch my high resolution photo of Ulm on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 48° 24' 9.81" N 9° 59' 50.44" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Saint George's Catholic church.

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Ulm Restaurants

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  • You have to love it!

    About 100 meters from the Muenster sits one of the best German eateries (and drinkeries) that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.The ambience is just as we visitors would expect to find in a German brewery type restaurant. Way back when in a former life, this one used to be a monastery which was home to barefoot monks I believe. Now its...

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  • worth going to Ulm for in and of itself

    Admittedly, Schlössle Brauerei and Gasthaus was the main reason for coming to Ulm even if it is auspiciously located across the Donau river in New-Ulm. It is unfortunately not just across the river and with no easy to sort mass transit, it was a bit of a walk to get there. It didn't help that I was already carrying a few beers from our lunch stop...

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  • Kronnenbrauerei's Ausschank

    Appearances can be deceptive and so it was with Zur Krone in Ulm. Actually, it's in Söflingen, a small suburb of Ulm proper which just happens to be in Baden Württemburg. Well, just in Baden Württemburg and about as close to Bavaria as you can get without being there. In fact, you can use the Bayern Ticket to get to Ulm even though it's not in...

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Ulm Nightlife

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  • Theme parties

    Su Casa opened 2006 in the Xinedome building (near city center / main-station). It has a Lounge and a 'beach bar'.It features theme parties (music or lifestyle themes). People mostly aged in their twenties. Prices are average. Enjoyed some good parties there.There is a little bar on top of the Xinedome building with a great view over Ulm. It is not...

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  • This place is ubercool ;-)

    The Wiley Club is one of the coolest places Tim's taken me in Ulm. The first thing you notice when you walk in is its long elevated bar. Serving up great espressos, cappucinos, wine and mixed drinks, the bar staff is really friendly, a lot speak good English. The Wiley Club also serves a nice brunch buffet, lunch, dinner etc. The food looks great,...

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  • Rock on...

    Rockside features ...rock-music (you didn't guess, right?). All kind of rock, mostly visited by people aged 25-35. Very reasonable prices (beer 2-2,50 EUR, longdrinks from 2,50 EUR). Terrace with BBQ outside, table-soccer and burgers downstairs.No dress code, entry fee is 5EUR incl. 1EUR bonus for a drink. Nice place if you're into that kind of...

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Ulm Transportation

  • Trams in Ulm

    Trams in Ulm are pretty good although its a crush getting on them at rush hour, so its best to buy a ticket at a machine before you get on the tram. The card you want is a "DING" card, and the weekly is a good bet if you're going to in town for a few days.The tram route maps are enormous PDF files, available here:...

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  • How far from Moscow?

    When we came to Ulm I've written in my notes 2943 km – the distance on the speedometer of our car which we overcame from Moscow. But when we came to the Minster square we saw the sign with distances to other well-known cities in the world. We found Moscow and discovered that it is situated 2050 km from Ulm in direct line. So our way from Moscow to...

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  • How to get to Ulm by car

    Ulm is situated at the crossroads of the A8 motorway (connecting the principal cities of southern Germany, Stuttgart and Munich), and the A7 motorway (one of the motorways running from northern to southern Europe).It has rather convenient and cheap parking in the centre. We have never had any problems neither in traffic nor in parking at the...

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Ulm Shopping

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  • Souvenirs Souvenirs

    Not hard to say what I love most:The umbrella with watercolour paintings of Ulm’s most scenic buildings which my former colleagues of the Südwest Presse politics department gave me as a farewell gift.Further:The delicious chocolate sparrows of Café Tröglen, located west of Cathedral Square. There are other tasty and even bigger chocolate sparrows...

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  • Fine little shops

    You can find most of the well-known shops & brands in the main shopping street 'Hirschstrasse' from the Ulmer Muenster cathedral down to the main-station. Exlusive jewelry around the Muensterplatz. If you're looking for smaller shops off mainstream, you should have a look into the narrow streets between Muensterplatz and Olgastrasse like...

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  • SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH BUT.....

    don't forget that these places always sell lots of other stuff, that can come in handy.Take e.g. films for your old-fashined camera (I still use) they sell them, as well as sweets, postcards, stamps, ice-cream, drinks, magazines, combi-tickets and much more...Let's be grateful for these little places: they have often helped me when in need of...

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Ulm Local Customs

  • Friendly doctors in Ulm

    Ulm has become almost a home city for us and our dogs. Every time when SV BSZS take place there we don’t miss an opportunity to have a walk around the city with our dogs. It’s not only a pleasure for us but helpful. In 2009 we visited a veterinary clinic in Wiblingen (close to Ulm) where we made X-rays pictures and genetic expertise for our dogs....

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  • Climbing the Minster

    Climbing the tallest church in the world is the great attraction of any trip to Ulm.The Minster is measuring 161,5m and containing 768 steps. From the top level at 143 m there is a fantastic panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria.The final stairwell to the top (known as the third Gallery) is a tall, spiraling staircase...

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  • Abt Glockenspiel Plays a Tune every Hour

    The best days of Ulm’s most prestigious department store named Abt are over but the signs of those days can still be seen and enjoyed.The Glockenspiel (or: carillion) is at the right upper corner of the building at the corner of Münsterplatz and Platzgasse, and plays a tune every hour. It was installed to the 100 year anniversary of Abt (their...

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Ulm Warnings and Dangers

  • Construction sites

    As of August 2006, the whole city center around 'Rathausplatz' resembles a huge construction site, as they build what they call the 'new center' / 'Neue Mitte'. This has been going on for 3 years now and will go on for the next few, though they already accomplished much. So is the Ulmer Muenster cathedral which you won't see without scaffolding for...

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  • Meticulous Rennovations

    I have noticed that throughout Germany, most of their major landmarks are constantly under rennovation or restoration. This is obviously a long term good solution, but I do feel a little slighted on my trip there, because most of the things we saw had tarps around them!I guess that just makes for a good excuse to go back!!

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: -1 - 7°C ( 30 - 44°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 22°C ( 70 - 72°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 52°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 48°F); min: -4 - -2°C ( 25 - 28°F )

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Ulm Off The Beaten Path

  • Ulm in Moscow

    If you live in Moscow you needn't go to Ulm so often because there is a part of Ulm in the Moscow Pushkin Museum of Art. When I was young and visited this museum I couldn't even dream to see the originals of the beautiful replicas of Ulm's Minster masterpieces which I used to see in the museum. You can watch them on my photos. I'm proud that I saw...

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  • Stadthaus

    The Town House (Stadthaus Ulm) in my opinion is another (as well as Zentralbibliothek) ugly building in the centre of Ulm. If it was situated in another place I wouldn’t think so, but unfortunately this building of modern architecture is in the centre of Ulm.The basement houses the permanent exhibition on the archaeology and history of the...

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  • Zentralbibliothek

    Central Library Ulm (Zentralbibliothek) constructed in the form of an imposing pyramid, with a footprint of 28 x 28 m and a total height of more than 36 m. It was officially opened in May 2004. It reminds me the Pyramid at Louvre in Paris. I think it's among the ugliest buildings of the city.It situated directly adjacent to the historical Town Hall...

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Ulm Sports & Outdoors

  • Danube stadium

    We have been to Danube Stadium in Ulm three times. SV BSZS (German shepherds Championship) was held there in 2003, 2005 and 2009. That’s why we spent in the stadium nine days (three days every year). The stadium is rather convenient for the show and Baden Wuerttemberg GSD land group is friendly enough. We’re going there in 2012 for the fourth...

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  • Go Cycling in Ulm

    Surely there are areas in the city where I would consider not cyclist-friendly. But in historic city centres and on main arteries you have limited possibility to create safe cycleways. And in a few areas cycleways are somehow hidden, only known to locals or even insiders, or do end without warning, and you have no idea where you should carry on if...

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  • Ulmer Spatzeninvasion - Invasion of the...

    You see sparrow sculptures all over the place in Ulm, on squares, in front of shops, above doors, in the water, just everywhere. Look around, above and beside you, and you might spot one. They are all unique.The invasion started in May 2001. Artists designed blank sparrow sculptures, 270 in total. Ulm, and also Neu-Ulm, were invaded by those...

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  • Fischerviertel

    The old Fischerviertel (fishermen's quarter) is the most picturesque district in Ulm.It situated on the River Blau and is famous with its half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and picturesque footbridges. Interesting sights here are the Schiefes Haus(crooked house), a 16th-century house today used as a hotel, and the Alte Münz (Old Mint), a...

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  • Danube

    Ulm situated on the River Danube. This great European river seems to be rather small even smaller than the Moscow River. It was difficult to realize, that this river could turn to an awful stream during flooding as it happened in 2002. Later in 2003 and in 2005 and 2009 Danube was quiet and peaceful!Ulm lies at the point where the rivers Blau and...

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