Due to its legacy as a free imperial city, Ulm has numerous sites of historical interest. The best known is the Gothic Minster, which boasts the highest church tower in the world. Another nearby attraction is the historical town hall with its lavishly painted facade.
The “Auf dem Kreuz” quarter and the Fishermen’s and the Tanners' quarter, which are all part of the historical part of the town, have been faithfully restored. Making a tour of the old city centre is a must-do when you come to Ulm. You will be amazed by its traditional half-timbered houses, narrow alleyways, the many bridges crossing the River Blau and the beautiful decorations made by the residents.
The historic Minster, the prestigious town hall and the old market place form a striking contrast to the modern buildings in the Neue Straße (“New Street”), the white townhouse and the glass-walled central library that has the shape of a pyramid. Ulm gave its city centre a new design with some interesting highlights.
After dismantling the four-lane road that had once led through the city, the opportunity was seized to bring modern architecture right into the city centre. In keeping with the motto “Medieval Meets Modern”, several new buildings were erected at the heart of Ulm. They have been acclaimed by architects and construction experts alike.
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