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Ulm, which has about 120,000 inhabitants (2008), situated by the river Danube – in the South German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. On the other side of the Danube (but in the state of Bavaria), we find the neighboring town of Neu Ulm (New Ulm) – and with a population it is about. 170,000 people in the “twin cities”. Originally, Neu Ulm, a town of Ulm, but in 1810 was divided between the cities of the ancient kingdoms of Wurttemberg and Bavaria.
Ulm was first mentioned in historical sources the year 854 ADKr. – And the city had until 2 World War II a number of preserved buildings from the Middle Ages. Approximately 80% of these were however destroyed 2 World War II. Some are rebuilt / restored in the postwar period.
The by far most famous attraction is the cathedral in Ulm Ulmer Münster, which has the world’s highest church tower (161.5 m). To reach the top you have to climb all 753 steps. From the top of the tower you can see all the way to the Alps. The cathedral was built in 1377, but not finally completed until 1891.
Among the other historic sights in Ulm, the following are mentioned: Das Steinhaus (the city’s oldest building, built around 1200) and Gänsturm (listed in 1360, extended on in 1445) – part of the city’s old fortifications. This tower is almost as crooked as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The town hall should be included among the main attractions – a building that was originally built as a merchant house in 1370
Nearest international airport is Stuttgart Airport, located approx. 80 km northwest of Ulm.