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Ulm, March, 17/18, 2021


Nice places to see in and around Ulm

On the Danube in Baden-Württemberg, Ulm is a heady juxtaposition of medieval and modern.
It is in the middle of a region with a history, with plenty of sites to see, natural beauty, old castles, new museums and fun activities.
Ulm and its region offer some famous delicacies and regional specialities, and there are good restaurants for every taste.
 
Why don’t you take the chance to do the immediate exhibition follow-up at your hotel in Ulm on Friday and then combine your business trip with some tourist activity during the weekend?
 
During the time spent to develop the exhibition, we at QUiCKFairs® have also taken time off to explore the region, and have come to discover exciting places and things to do. And of course, we'll share them with you.
 
We hope it inspires you also to enjoy your time off-exhibition.



Take a stroll through downtown Ulm

Ulmer Münster

Ulm Minster is a Lutheran church, the 5th tallest structure built before the 20th century with the highest steeple in the world that measures 161.5 metres. Visitors can climb the 768 steps that lead to the top of the minster's spire where they can enjoy a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, in clear weather, an incredible vista of the Alps.

As a prime example of Gothic art and architecture, the church is and contains many examples of medieval culture. Although sometimes referred to as Ulm Cathedral because of its vast size, the church is not a cathedral as it has never been the seat of a bishop.
 


Visit the Brotmuseum

France is famous for its 400 different kinds of cheese, Italy for its countless varieties of pasta, and Germany has 3.000 different types of bread. And there's a museum to show this.

Here you can consult the opening hours and other exhibitions directly from their website.


Oath House (Schwörhaus)

Until the 19th century, the wine yard was an important commercial centre, due to the wine-trade. Before this, it was the site of the Kings Palace.
Its chapel survived until 1612. After being damaged by fire, the house was re-built in 1785 and again following war damage in 1944. Here are also located the history museum and the city archives.

Consult the city archive website here.

For more information, visit the website of 
tourism in Ulm.  


Albert Einstein Fountain

Ulm is the birthplace of Albert Einstein, and a tour in Ulm is not complete without a visit to the Albert Einstein Fountain.

It consists of three elements: the rocket body (which represents technology, conquering space and the atomic threat), a large snail’s shell (which represents nature, wisdom and scepticism towards man’s control of technology), and Einstein’s head (which shows a wild-haired, tongue-poking-out Einstein).


The Archive of HfG (School of Design)
 
The Archive has chosen the title “Ulm School of Design from the Zero Hour to 1968” to present a permanent exhibition on the history of the famous academy.


During 1953 and 1968 the Ulm School of Design became one of the world’s most influential academies for designers. This is where iconic designs were born, such as the “Ulm Stool”, the “Stacked Tableware TC 100” and the Braun company’s record player “SK 4”, better known as “Snow White's coffin”. The “ulmer modell” developed at the Ulm School of Design is a concept based on science and technology, setting a benchmark standard that is still recognised today.

More than 200 exhibits and numerous photographs taken from the huge archive of the Ulm School of Design are displayed on an area of about 275 sqm. The appealing combination of a dense collection housed in a historic university building offers a unique way to experience the history of the Ulm Design School. 

Here you can consult the opening hours and other exhibitions directly from their website.




Food and drink

Ulm is a classic German city with an abundance of attractive local restaurants and bistro, with the possibility to eat and also drink in the open air (in April it may be warm enough..).

The first things that come in mind are 'Maultaschen' and 'Spätzle'. Fresh noodle products in a wide range of variations are processed to main dishes or served as side dishes, perfect with sauce, broth or butter. 
Of course, all accompanied by the famous beers!


Nice places around Ulm

Ulm is close to many sites and cities that people from all over the world visit when they come to see Germany.

Here is a choice of some points of interest that are less than 2 hours from Ulm.


Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein is probably the most iconic German castle. It is visually instantly recognisable, not least because Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle as well as the Walt Disney Pictures title card are inspired by it. In other words, everyone has seen it, but few people have visited it.

Tickets must be bought in advance, and we recommend to do this as soon as possible. Why not register as a visitor at Coiltech and book the ticket for Neuschwanstein at the same time?

For detailed information about the opening hours, how to get your ticket and how to reach the castle by public transport or by car, see the official site here.


Munich

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria. It hosts ancients buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest and its breweries, including the famous Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589.

On Marienplatz, the central square of the Altstadt (old city), there are monuments such as the Neues Rathaus, the stylish town hall neogothic with the Glockenspiel, a music box whose figurines represent events that took place in the 16th century.

The Peterskirche close to Marienplatz is the oldest church of the inner city. It was first built during the Romanesque period and was the focus of the early monastic settlement in Munich before the city's official foundation.

Munich is also famous for other more modern buildings: the Allianz Arena (the home stadium of Bayern Munich) and the headquarters of BMW with its tower.



Rothenburg ob der Tauber

It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. It is part of the famous "romantic road" through southern Germany.

The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. Some say that "Rothenburg" refers to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river.


Stuttgart

Capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, it is considered an important manufacturing centre. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have established their headquarters and their museums here. At the Porsche museum, you can book a guided tour inside the factory.

Stuttgart is also rich in green areas, which surround the city centre. The most famous park is the one in the Schlossplatz, a huge open space where the Neues Schloss (the New Castle) is located.

In the square, there is also the Kunstmuseum (Museum of modern and contemporary art), with the particular shape of a giant glass cube. Also interesting is the majestic Opera Theater (Staatstheater), which survived the bombing of the city during the Second World War.

It is worth getting away from the centre a little to visit the Schloss Solitude, the castle on the hill from which you can enjoy the panoramic view, and the castle of Ludwigsburg.  


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