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Sightseeing in Ulm - what to see. Complete travel guide

A major university center, this is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. There are many tourists here at any time of a year. People are attracted by unique places of interest, cozy restaurants and wide selection of shops.
1.The main form of public transport is a bus; in certain areas of the city you can travel by tram. The cost of the ticket for one trip is about 2 euros; holidaymakers also have an … Open
Ulm Cathedral is the main symbol of the city. The height of the main tower reaches 161 meters. This tower is considered the highest one in the world; its top is equipped with an observation deck, which features a breathtaking panorama of the city. The interior of the cathedral is also full of truly valuable items, many of which were made in the 15th century and so they are considered valuable museum exhibits.
Wilhelmsburg Fortress is another important attraction of this city. It was built in the 19th century. This is the most massive construction, which was built in the 19th century. For many years the castle has been used as an important defensive point, which has saved the lives of thousands of citizens during the times of the Second World War. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Ulm is a classic German city with an abundance of attractive local restaurants and bistros. Visitors of the city are advised to begin an acquaintance with features of local cuisine with a … Open
Kunstpfad Park of Arts is a truly unique project. The park was created according to the project of the Ulm University staff. The park features a large pedestrian route. During the walk visitors will see over 60 beautiful monuments and sculptures. Here you will find works of both modern and medieval craftsmen. Among the cultural institutions of the city we should also mention Edwin Scharff Museum dedicated to the famous German sculptor and painter. The museum features a large collection of watercolors, sculptures and paintings. Fans of shopping will find a huge selection of shops and shopping centers in Ulm. All most popular boutiques can be found on Frauenstrasse Street and near the square named Munsterplatz. In the western part of the city is the location of the largest shopping center Blautal Center.
The historic Mezgerturm, also known as the Butcher's Tower, is an unusual historical symbol. It is remains of the medieval defensive structures. The tower was built in 1345. Its height is 36 meters. It has become a world-famous landmark due to a serious inclination. In the Middle Ages, the tower was built on a wetland, so over time, it began to lean. Now the level of its slope is only slightly lower than the famous leaning Tower of Pisa.
The symbol of this beautiful city with an interesting history is a sparrow (Ulmer Spatz). Travelers will certainly pay attention to the fact that souvenir shops sell a lot of interesting … Open
The Falling House is the city's another unusual falling structure. This beautiful half-timbered house is located in the Old Town. It was built in the 14th century. Over the years of its existence, the external design practically did not change. It's a miracle the old building managed to survive during numerous fires and devastating wars. Many interesting legends are connected with the old building. In 1995, a small hotel was opened in it.
Ulm Guests of Ulm should definitely visit the Bread Museum, opened in 1955. The museum occupies a beautiful historic building. Once, there was a barn in it. Nowadays, around 18000 thematic exhibits have been collected there. You can see the tools used by German cultivators and millers hundreds of years ago. The historical exposition is supplemented with nice interactive exhibits. During a tour, visitors are offered to learn on their own how to make flour.
In the center of the city there is its main and most beautiful sight, Ulmer Münster. It is the highest cathedral in the world. The building is made in the Gothic style; the construction of … Open
In the vicinity of the city, is located an old Wiblingen Monastery. It was founded at the end of the 11th century. The monastery had been fully destroyed more than once. Nevertheless, every time it was rebuilt. The last time the abbey was restored in 1714, and already in 1806, it was dismantled for good. After that, the building of the monastery was used as the Duke's residence and as barracks for soldiers. Presently, they store old manuscripts and books there. You can visit the old monastery library during your tour.
We should also mention the preserved building of the old Mint. It was erected in the middle of the 16th century. They used wood as the main building material. Only later some parts of the building were reinforced with bricks. Today, the old mint is open for public visits.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ulm
♥   Castle 'Erbach Castle' , 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dellmensingen Castle' , 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kaltenburg Castle' , 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Helfenstein Castle' , 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Eselsburg' , 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ulm
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 125.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 144.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 150 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Ulm from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Schloss Lichtenstein

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
The last owner of the castle was Duke Wilhelm Urach, who created today's castle. Under the direction of the Duke, the last major conversion of the castle was carried out. Today it is an ideal example of Romanesque architecture. The old castle has a lot of interesting secrets. The rooms of his lower level were carved in the rock and are worth seeing for the followers of the unusual excursions. From the territory of the castle opens the wonderful panorama to the mountains. Many experienced travelers prefer to visit this area in autumn or spring. … Read further

Aalen

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Before traveling, all participants must wear helmets and special cloaks, which will protect them from low ceilings and dripping water. Tunnels of the mine are very long and narrow, and the most spacious site is called Railway Station, that’s a place where the workers were waiting for the train. This place really looks like a real station, furthermore there is a small platform with benches. There are a few narrow shaft and tunnels available for hiking. Old equipment has survived in the underground labyrinth; nowadays it’s gathered in some interesting installations. A tour along Aalen mine promises to be an interesting and frightening experience at the same time. … Read further
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