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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Fuessen
"The tour begins at 9am from central Fussen through the historical old town of Fussen along the Lech river on Austrian boarder to the castle Neuschwanstein Hohenschwangau Marien bridge and Alpsee. Enjoy the rest of your time in Fussen with many good restaurants coffee shops and bars to have lunch (at own expense) before you go on to Munich or to your hotel.In a half-day you will see all the most popular places in and around Fussen. Your visit will be an unforgettable experience.""""This skip the line 4-hour express tour begins in Füssen at 9am and includes the entrance fee to Neuschwanstein castle
From EUR35.00
 
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
"Head to the land of enchantment – the Bavarian foothills of the Alps near Fussen – and visit the glorious castles of King Ludwig II. Your private royal castle tour customized according to your preferences begins in the morning with pickup from your Munich hotel. First your informative local guide will transport you by Volkswagen minivan or similar vehicle to Hohenschwangau passing the famous Pilgrimage Church of Wies along the way. If you wish stop to explore and take photos inside the gorgeous 18th-century Rococo-style church.You’ll arrive in Hohenschwangau just in time for lunch (own expense). Afterward embark on a private guided tour of Hohenschwangau Castle
From EUR185.00
 
Private Tour: Munich Sightseeing Including Andechs Monastery
"The following is a typical tour itinerary but your private sightseeing tour of Munich can be customized to your preferences; please list any special interests you have (art architecture history culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.Meet your guide upon pickup at your Munich hotel and relax on a 2-hour city tour before you continue by private vehicle to Andechs Monastery. First
From EUR69.00

More Local Customs in Ulm

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...
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Dec 04, 2011

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...
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Dec 04, 2011

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...
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Apr 04, 2011

Donaufest and Bindertanz (Coopers' Dance)

Apart from Schwörmontag, the City Fest in June has always been one of my favourite festivities in Ulm. However, I would not consider myself as a real expert on Ulm’s festivals and events, as I often...
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Sep 15, 2010

Französisches Dorf - French Delights

Another newish festival in Ulm. It takes place in August and is located at Volksfestplatz in Friedrichsau, a bit further down east on the banks of the Danube. This is nothing but a culinary feast,...
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Sep 15, 2010

Weinfest - wine and food beside the cathedral

This relatively new festival of wine and food has quickly become a favourite. By coincidence I walked through the area on the opening day in August 2010, and went there in the evening and stayed, met...
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Sep 15, 2010
 
 
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Ulmer Schachtel - Zille

What could be a Ulmer Schachtel, an Ulm Box, or: Box of Ulm?“Schachtel” is the derogatory expression for “Ulmer Zille”.Those Zillen were the boats on which goods were transported on the Danube before...
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Feb 10, 2010

Ulmer Zuckerbrot (Ulm Sugarbread)

This is one of Ulm’s many specialities. Zuckerbrot (Sugar Bread) is a traditional baking stuff made with yeast and many spices.There is a bakery named Zaiser in Herrenkellergasse (between Hafenbad and...
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Feb 09, 2010

Kiss but Don't Lie

Kussgässle und Lügenbrückle (Little Kiss Alley and Liar's Bridge)In the Fishermen's Quarter (Fischerviertel), Ulm’s little Venice, you find many narrow cobblestone alleyways and bridges that lead over...
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Feb 09, 2010

More Festivals – Culture, Sport, Christmas Market

I might write tips about the following events at some point but for now let me just list some more events that take place in Ulm on a regular base:Wiblinger Bachtage: Bach music, in 2009 from 21 June...
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Mar 15, 2009

Nabada – Bathing down the River

I can explain you what this word means. But how should I explain how to pronounce it?! But let's try, nothing is impossible ;-)))It surely is not pronounced Na-ba-da, like dadada LOL It is more like...
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Mar 15, 2009

Schwörmontag/Schwörwoche (Oath Monday and Week)

As said in other tips already, Schwörmontag is Ulm’s biggest day of the year. It is the end and pinnacle of the Schwörwoche festivities. In 2009 the date is 20 July.At about 11am of Schwörmontag...
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Mar 15, 2009

Christmas Market

The Christmas market takes place in Münster square. It is not one of the big tourist markets, rather an 'off the beaten path' tipp. I found the atmosphere very enjoyable and the assortment of the...
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Kathrin_E
Nov 06, 2008

The Sparrows

Walking round the city of Ulm you'll notice figures of sparrows everywhere - big ones in the streets and streams, small ones in souvenir shops. The sparrow has become Ulm's symbol due to a legend...
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Mar 22, 2008

Top Hotels in Ulm

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Neutorstrasse 12, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, D-89073, Germany
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Kronengasse 8-10, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, 89073, Germany
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Schwörhausgasse 6, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, 89073, Germany
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Ulmer Gasse 8, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, 89073, Germany
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Bahnhofplatz 1, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, 89073, Germany
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Frauenstrasse 51, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, 89073, Germany
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Top Things to Do in Ulm

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Ulm Minster - Ulmer Münster

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...
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Crooked House - Schiefes Haus

Ulm has not only one answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa but two: first, of course, the Metzgerturm (Butchers’ Tower), second Schiefes Haus – the Leaning House – in Fischerviertel. The roof top is...
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Wiblingen Abbey

The abbey church was designed in late baroque style by the architect Johann Georg Specht in 1771. Then the monastery hired the painter Januarius Zick to do the frescoes and altar pieces in 1778. Zick,...
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Fountains

The Dolphin (Delphin-Brunnen) situated to the South of the Minster. With its numerous fountains crossing over each other it can claim to be one of the most attractive fountains in Ulm. It was built...
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Town Hall - Rathaus

Much like most old towns in Germany, Ulm has an impressive Rathaus or Town Hall. Though it dates back to 1320, it was given a major facelift in the 16th century when colorful murals and an...
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Einstein in Ulm

This inconspicuous monument is supposed to represent the apartment building where the physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. The building was quite new at the time, since it was...
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"The World's highest Church Spire and the Sparrows"
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"Medieval Ulm"
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"Ulm: More Than Just A Steeple"
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"Why not the Ülmster?"
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"Opera and canoeing in Ulm"
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