German city: Ulm
The historic city of Ulm (ULM) lies on the southeast of Baden-Württemberg, in the upper day of the Danube. Famous since 854, in the XI century he will quickly grow up and already in the XIII century receives the status of the imperial city (Reichsstadt).
A business card of the city is famous Ulm Cathedral (Ulmer Münster) – the highest Christian temple in the world – 161.6 meters. It was completed in 1377, he was finalized only in 1890, although the famous choirs of the work of Jorg Sirlin – the older was already pleased with the eye of the parishioners since 1474, and an equally well-known sculpture of Schmerzensmann ("Husband sorrow") Hans Mühlscher – from the 1429th. Fate has never kept the cathedral, even a terrifying bombardment on December 17, 1944, who destroyed almost the entire historical center of the city, almost did not affect him.
Also widely known City Hall (Rathaus), built in 1370 and covered with wonderful frescoes in the middle of the XVI century. Her frontton is decorated with astronomical clock – one of the oldest in Europe (1520 g.). Less happy fate suffered old urban fortifications – only a small part along the Danube yes Metzgerturm ("Tower of meatshnikov", XIV B.) 36 meters high. But the old fishing quarter Fischerviertel Along the river, Blau with its characteristic half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and picturesque pedestrian bridges has not changed over the past century. The main attractions of the district – "Curve House" (Schiefes haus) of the 18th century, today used as a hotel, and Old Mint (Alte Münz) – a medieval building, significantly expanded in the XVI-XVII centuries in the Renaissance style.
Also, the historic core of the city includes a medieval complex Gaststätte Krone Of the several houses of the XV-XVI centuries (expanded in the XIX), which served as a kind of innovative courtyard for the monarchs during their travel around the country, medieval buildings of various purposes – House oath (Schwörhaus, 1613 g.), Kornhaus, Salzstadel, Büchsenstadel, Zeughaus and warehouse Neuer Bau (1585-1593., It is considered one of the most interesting samples of the German Renaissance), the historic quarter AUF-DEM-Croy (AUF DEM KREUZ, XVIII in.), as well as located in the southern suburb of Vibingen (Wiblingen) of the same name Benedictine Monastery 1701-1806 years with an excellent church in the style of late baroque and early classicism and a unique library – Rococo style masterpiece.
To the monuments of later epochs Building school design (Hochschule Für Gestaltung – HFG ULM, 1953-1968.), house for public events Stadthaus, Botanical Garden University Ulma and Building Public Library (Stadtbibliothek) near the Town Hall.
Also interesting beautiful urban museums – private Art gallery of contemporary art (Kunsthalle Weishaupt) in the new part of the city, Ulm Museum (1924 G.) – One of the largest collections of art in the upper square, original Museum of breadth (1955.) and the newest (open in 2000) Museum of Danube Swabia, telling about the daily life of the Germans in multinational Southeast Europe.
25 kilometers east of Ulma, near the town of Günzburg (Günzburg), famous for its fully preserved old city center with a castle Reisensburg (now here is the Congress Center of the University of Ulma) and the Church of Our Lady (XVII in.) entertainment park Legoland (2002.) with an area of 140 hectares. However, this is the territory of Bavaria.
Reviews and studies of trips
Germany: from Zugspitz to Cologne
I have a business trip to the south of Bavaria, to the city of Ulm. In the center of the Old Town, there is a hotel called "Ulmer Schpatz". Ancient urban legend is connected with this name. Read more →
Victor Skoltsov | October 2012
Narrow streets of fabulous ultra
We liked the city so much that we rose to the most famous landmark of the city&NBSP; – Ulm Cathedral, which is the highest Christian temple in the world Read more →
TECHNOLIRIK | November 2011
Christmas Fair Ulma
I think will not be superfluous once again to write about the fair in the German city Ulm. Well, the Christmas holidays ended, and the largest christmas fair in the south of Germany closed with them. Outside the aromas of Mulled wine, fried sausages and almonds. Read more →