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It has been the hallmark of the city and the region for centuries, and is indeed a synonym for Ulm both within Germany and abroad: the Ulmer Münster. This prominence is mainly due to its tower, which is the tallest church tower in the world, at a height of 161.53 m. But it is not only the Münster that is worth a visit in Ulm/Neu-Ulm, as you will find out soon.
Almost everyone is familiar with Ulm Minster. However, probably few visitors to Ulm and Neu Ulm realise that the cities also have a large number of noteworthy and interesting museums to offer.
Here, visitors can see, among other things, the sensational ca. 30,000 old lion-headed figurine, art from the old masters and contemporary, world-renowned artists including Breughel, Warhol, Stella and Scharff as well as up and coming fledgling artists.
A good tip: Buy a UlmCard! This entitles you to free entrance to 12 museums.
The Museum of Bread Culture that was established in 1955 by the entrepreneur Dr. h.c. Willy Eiselen (formerly known as the Deutsches Brotmuseum) illustrates the history of bread and how it is made. The exhibits document the entire range of equipment and technological history in the making of bread, the most varied of baking ware models and the many facetted relationship between art and bread.
Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The large amusement park for children, parents and grandparents. 50 million lego blocks, more than 40 attractions and many wonderful shows waiting for brave adventurers, smart explorers and talented artists. There is a lot here for children and their parents to discover: above all, their own creativity and phantasy.
April to the beginning of November
The Ulm Zoo is located in the middle of the recreation park of Friedrichsau. It has an aquarium and a tropical garden. A variety of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects and mammals can be viewed in 95 individual locations (aquariums, terrariums, outdoor areas). There is a pet zoo for very young visitors.
April to September daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October to March daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to the large Ulm Theatre, in which, incidentally, Herbert von Karajan began his career, many smaller theatres ensure a highly interesting and varied programme.
The repertoire ranges from serious drama to light entertainment.
Imaginative children's and puppet theatres are also part of the theatre scene.
18th July 2020
Every year on the Saturday before Oath Monday, when the Mayor swears an oath to uphold the city's Constitution, some 5,000 candle-lit lanterns are launched onto the River Danube from boats as dusk falls. The Danube is set ablaze to become a glorious sea of light. Later on, columns of water from fire hoses, illuminated in colour, and flamboyant flares from Roman candles light up the Danube and the sky above.
20th July 2020
At the Nabada (which means "swimming down the river" in local dialect), 30 river ferries and boats parade downstream, bearing creative and painstakingly produced caricatures of high-ranking politicians or local current events. They are joined by thousands of locals in sometimes foolhardy home-made constructions, which "swim down" the Danube. From 3 p.m. at the latest until far into the night, the whole of Ulm is out and about, celebrating all over the city with music and a great variety of gastronomic delights.
10th to 26th July 2020
The Ulm Funfair is one of the oldest 30 funfairs in the whole of Germany, with roots going back to 1429, when Kaiser Sigismund granted Ulm citizens the right to hold a large fair. Today, it is the largest funfair in a 75-mile radius around Ulm - and there's a new attraction every year!