ULM tourist attractions

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Ulm is a historic city situated at the mouth of the Iller and Blau rivers to the Danube. It is located in two federal states, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, and is famous for having one of the tallest Gothic church towers in the world.

The history of Ulm begins in the 9th century. It was an important center of commercial exchange, which received municipal rights in the 12th century and then became a Free City of the Reich. In the Middle Ages, it was second only to Nuremberg in size and importance, and in 1397, the first city constitution in the world was adopted here, and to this day regulates the system of city authorities.

At the end of the 14th century, the construction of the most important monument today, the Gothic Cathedral in Ulm, began. Its tower is over 161 meters high, making it the tallest Gothic tower in the world. The temple, as one of the few monuments, survived the Allied air raids of 1944 and today you can still admire its original furnishings.

In addition to the cathedral, the city walls of Ulm, the 15th century Metzger Tower with the city gate and the Wiblingen monastery, which dates back to the 9th century, have also survived to our times. In the 19th century, the Ulm Fortress was built in the city, which is still used by the army today. You can learn about its history at the Fort Oberer Kuhberg Museum. In the 1930s there was a camp for political prisoners in the fortress, which is commemorated by the Monument of the Concentration Camp.

Apart from the sights, there are many other attractions in Ulm. The most important of these is the Ulm Zoo. The botanical garden is a popular place for walks, and adrenaline lovers will find the Xtreme Jump Trampoline Park.

A long and rich history makes Ulm interesting and rich museum collections. The most important museums in the city include the Bread History Museum, the Swabian Danube Museum and the Kunsthalle Weishaupt.

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