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  • Day184

    Visit to Ulm

    April 29, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    The Lutheran church survived the wars, hard to believe. It's the tallest gothic church in Europe. They were having a huge market while we were there which gave the whole place a positively Medieval feel.

    We walked over to the shores of the Danube to get a look at the well preserved Fishermen's quarter. A really veautiful and compact city for walking.
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    Rosemary Engle

    Wonders on your trip never cease. Wow.... continues

    Geezers in Paradise

    Like the Danube, they just flow on (is the waltz playing in your mind?)

  • Day306

    Day 307: North-east to Ulm

    December 18, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Into the closing stages of our Germany trip now, and it's been quite a long one! Left the apartment in Heidelberg around 10am, grabbed a train to Stuttgart where we arrived around midday and bought some lunch. Changed platforms, then caught a 90 minute train over to Ulm, a fairly small city about halfway between Stuttgart and Nuremberg.

    We were staying in a hotel, so despite arriving around 1:30pm, we were able to check in which was nice. Room nothing special, just a typical cheap Hotel Ibis room. Relaxed for a little while before heading into the centre of town.

    Ulm actually boasts the world's tallest church (until it'll eventually get surpassed by Sagrada Familia in Barcelona), and has done since around 1890 when it claimed the title from Cologne Cathedral. Certainly very tall and impressive.

    The Christmas market was in full swing out the front so we had a look through here as well, in addition to going one-by-one through the minster (not a cathedral, as it isn't the seat of a bishop). It was actually a really good market, plenty of space, interesting stalls, and some good attractions for kids like model train sets, a petting zoo, and a mini train ride! Seemed to only be locals around as well, which was a nice change from hearing constant Yank accents in the markets.

    Hung around for a couple of hours until it started getting dark and we headed back to our room where we stayed the rest of the day.
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    Trish Forrester

    Real or fake snow?

    Trish Forrester

    Clearly not a sheep dog!

  • Day25


    June 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    One of Ulm's claims to fame is the enormous cathedral, which has the tallest church spire in the world, at 161.6m high. We have seen a lot of enormous and ornate cathedrals, but sometimes they contain interesting or unusual statutes and pictures. The six metre high statue of the Archangel Michael is controversial because, with it's sword brandished in a threatening manner, it was installed in 1934 by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime.
    Ulm is the birthplace of Albert Einstein.
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  • Day24

    To Ulm

    June 14, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After breakfast at the gasthof we rode off under a blue sky. Morning coffee was in Ehingen. We love the public sculptures in Europe. About 60km today to Ulm, where we stay for two nights and a rest day off the bikes.Read more

  • Day180

    Happy Seven Megan!

    July 27, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    What a grand day planned for little Meggers' 7th birthday! This year we celebrated in the lovely town of Ulm.

    We started at the famous Ulmer Münster - which sports the world's tallest church tower at the time of this writing - and climbed the 768 steps to check out the view from the top. It is a beautiful church, simple yet awesomely impressive in its architecture and design. There were also sketches inside of some other well-known churches, cathedrals and even mosques - including Notre Dame de Paris, which shall hopefully be restored to its former glory one day in the not too distant future.

    After introducing the kids to Fleischkäse and Maultaschen, as well as a few common Schwäbisch phrases, we moved on to Animal Worlds - a new edition of Gunther van Hagens' plastination exhibitions that features mostly animal rather than human specimens. Davy and Meg had been looking forward to the exhibition and quite enjoyed the lightweight anatomy lesson.

    When we got back to Stuttgart, we discovered two Christopher Street Day parties in full swing right outside our apartment. Even before googling just who Christopher was, the plethora of rainbow flags (many used as capes) and banners, not to mention a few flamboyant fully decked out drag queens, made it immediately evident that this was an LGBTQ* affair. Thankfully we could easily explain the basic concept to the kids by relating to our little skiing friend Jordan who has two Moms.
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  • Day2

    Ulm erster Tag

    October 2 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Das Ulmer Münster ist mit 161.53 m der höchste Kirchturm der Welt. Mit 190’000 m3 umbauten Raum im die grösste evangelische Kirche Deutschlands.

    Franziska Ruosch

    Sieht sehr schön aus ☺️ Viel Spass auf der Weiterfahrt Liebe Gruess Mami und Fränzi

  • Day155


    June 8, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Über die Pfingsttage reisen Andy und ich nach Ulm. Wir haben in Pfullendorf einen Zwischenhalt eingelegt und dort eine Pizza am Mittag gegessen. Am Nachmittag sind wir in Ulm schoppen gegangen und konnten im Restaurant Gerberhaus fein essen. Das Münster Hotel gefällt uns sehr.Read more

  • Day2

    Zwischenstopp in Ulm

    October 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Das Wetter meint es wieder richtig gut mit uns und so können wir unseren 1. Zwischenstopp bei herrlichem Wetter in Ulm genießen. Der Ulmer Münster ist die höchste Kirche Deutschlands und sehr imposant. Jan kann sich allerdings nicht dazu durchringen, die über 700 Stufen zu erklimmen (Zeitnot;-) Nach einem langen Mittagessen schlendern wir noch durch das schöne Fischerviertel vorbei am schiefen Haus, bevor es dann weiter über Landsberg nach Unterammergau geht.Read more

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