German Sights

Places to See in Ulm

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Schiefes Haus
Schiefes Haus
One of the oldest buildings in the Fischerviertel, the 'crooked house' is now a quirky hotel with steep eaves and sloping floors.
  • Schiefes Haus
    One of the oldest buildings in the Fischerviertel, the 'crooked house' is now a quirky hotel with steep eaves and sloping floors.
  • The Fishermen's Quarter
    The historic Fischerviertel is one of Ulm's most atmospheric locations, especially in the early morning (when it is quiet) or in the evening (when it is lively).
  • The Graben Houses
    These houses on the old ramparts were built in the 17th century to house the soldiers that Ulm hired in to protect the city during war years. The Zundel tower can be seen in the background.
  • The Town Hall
    The richly-decorated Rathaus was built in the early Renaissance period.The paintings on the exterior are meant to illustrate virtues and responsibilities and were restored in the early 20th century.
  • A View of Neu-Ulm
    A view from the top of the Minster spire looking down onto the Danube and Neu-Ulm on the other side of the river. Two of the more modern examples of architecture - the library and the Weishaupt gallery - are visible at the bottom of the photo.
  • City Walls
    The remaining city walls make a pleasant summer stroll above the banks of the Danube - it is possible to walk all the way from the Fischerviertel to the park area on the other side of the city centre.
  • The Metzgerturm
    The Butcher's Tower is probably the best known of the remaining city wall towers. It leans off in one direction - there is a shaggy dog story explaining why, but in reality it is because of subsidence caused by the river and the unstable foundations.
  • The Ulm Oath House
    The Ulm Oath is an important part of the town's history - essentially it was a pact between the power blocs of the aristocratic families and the rich merchants. It was revived in the 20th century and the mayor traditionally pledges the oath from the balcony. The building houses the Town History Museum.

Ulm

The smaller spires of Ulm minster with the shields of the fountain in the central square.

Towns Along The Danube