Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One of my favorite cities from my European backpacking trip - Germany's charming Ulm

Aside from seeing the sites, Chris and I chose Ulm as one of our destination cities in Germany because his good friend Ruth was living and grew up there.  We had heard it was a great town - but it ended up being one of our favorite cities from our entire trip.  You'll see why from the pics below:


Ulm M√ľnster, the world's tallest steeple (161,53 m)




The very cute - and tilting - Schiefes Haus (crooked house)

So beautiful!

Ulm was the birthplace of Albert Einstein.  There is a memorial where his house stood.



The three images above are of the beautiful town hall



We arrived during the Nabada Festival, where citizens build elaborate floats and make their way down the Danube...it was really fun to watch

A pretty view from our train from Switzerland going to Ulm.

Here's that list again of all my posts from our travels that I've posted -

Spain

•Introduction to my European backpacking trip and a list of places we visited
Galicia - Baiona and Isle de Cies
Galicia - the coast, some charming vineyards, and Pontevedra
Santiago de Compostela and gorgeous hidden beaches
Gorgeous mountain lakes of Picos de Europa
Stunning mountains - Picos de Europa
Bilbao and San Sebastian
Beautiful Barcelona
The amazing Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
Art Nouveau dream house by Gaudi in Barcelona

Italy

Not to miss - the gorgeous rocky coast of Italy's Cinque Terre
More from my summer traveling Europe - amazing Rome
From my summer in Europe - amazing Pompeii
Turquoise ocean and vineyards on cliffs - the amazingly stunning Amalfi coast
My Summer in Europe: Pictures from lovely Florence, Italy
Enchanting Siena
Venice
Lake Como, Italy

Switzerland
Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 1
Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 2

5 comments:

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What a stunning city. I've never heard of Ulm but have wanted to travel to Germany for ages so I'm adding it to the list of cities to see.

Tricia Rose said...

I just finished re-reading Patrick Leigh Fermor's A Time of Gifts (with atlas and iPad!) and looked up several of the sights of Ulm - now I want to recreate his journey, it looks wonderful!

Rebeca W-C said...

What is that amazing multi colored roof made of?

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Ulm is only about an hour from me but we haven't been...we've been busy seeing other stuff but I didn't realize how pretty it is...maybe we'll go this weekend!

Madame Monsieur et Bebe said...

Went to Germany this summer also and visited beautiful cities. I have to add this to my list of places to visit! Thanks for the great pics.

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