Ulm's gothic Münster church has the highest steeple in the world with a height of 161 m. Despite ist size the Münster is no cathedral but simply the city's parish church.
Unfortunately Ulm, like most German cities and towns, got its share of World War II bombs. Nevertheless Ulm has more to offer than just the church and the steeple. From the train station, the modern shopping street leads straight to Münster square. The most beautiful parts of the old town are situated further right, towards the Donau river.
The Fischerviertel (Fishermen's Quarter) with its canals and half-timbered houses is Ulm's best preserved and prettiest old town quarter. The "fishermen" were actually, as their stately houses prove, rich merchants who owned the cargo ships running on the Donau. Before 1803 Ulm used to be a free imperial city, wealthy from arts and crafts and trade.
A stretch of town wall runs along the river bank. The panorama of the proud medieval city is best enjoyed from the opposite river bank, from Neu-Ulm. Ulm and Neu-Ulm are two separate cities. The former belongs to the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, the latter to Bavaria.
A suburb of Ulm hosts an 18th century jewel: the monastery of Wiblingen
with its splendid rococo library and classicist church.
Ulm has a Uni which is quite small and therefore has really relaxed atmosphere.
Altenberg / Erzgebirge
The small town Altenberg is the "hub" for the Upper parts of the Eastern Erzgebige, located at an elevation of about 750 m above sea level and conveniently accessibl…