Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Ulmer Münster – a gothic beauty

    Münsterplatz 1, 89073

    How to Get There?

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      Ulm is well connected to the German rail network and easily accessible from anywhere in Germany. European cities such as Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna are reached without having to change. It is only a short walk from the train station to the church.

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      Ulm is accessible via various motorways and federal highways (A 7, A 8, B 10, B 19, B 28, B 30 and B 311). In the city centre there are numerous car parks and parking. Please follow the signs.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 48.398563
      LONGTITUDE: 9.992556

       

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      The nearest airport is Stuttgart (about 80 km). Ulm main station is accesible via different regional trains or the ICE (shortest journey time 1 hour 35, with a car approx. 1 hour).

      Nearest airport

      Stuttgart (STR)

    Why Go There?

    Open every day, for details please see website

    With a high of 161,53 m, the Ulmer Münster (Ulm Minster) is the highest church in the world. If the weather is good you will enjoy a fantastic view of Ulm and the surroundings of Ulm.

    768 stairs going up to a height of 143 m, but it's worth the effort – when does one have the possibility to stay at the highest church of the world ...

    The Ulmer Münster (foundation stone 1377) is a Lutheran church (the largest Evangelical Church in Germany) and former Roman Catholic church and located in Ulm's inner city. The church survived the bombing of the city of Ulm at the end of the second world war 1944/1945 largely undamaged.

    The cathedral has ten ringable bells and even three extra bells, which are not in use these days.

    The ringable bells even have names which are: 
    Schwörglocke, Landfeuerglocke, Große Betglocke, Leichenglocke, Dominica, Kleine Betglocke, Kreuzglocke, Taufglocke, Schiedglocke and Gloriosa.

    The Münster invites you to worship and devotions, concerts and cultural events, sightseeing and tours. Please note: During devotions, church services and concerts the church can be visited with limits. The tower is open during events (admission prices for tower ascent 4 euro (adults), 2,50 euro (youth 7-17 years, pupils and students). Children up to 7 years are free (status 2014).

    All information: http://www.ulmer-muenster.de/

     

     

     

     

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Münsterplatz 1, 89073, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Sightseeing

    The cityscape of Ulm is a mixture of old and new. Tip: Explore Ulm with a daily guided tour – it is the best way to get a first impression. Information: Tourist Information, Münsterplatz 50. Opening times: Mon-Fr 9 am-6 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 11 am-3 pm (status 2014).

    Other

    There is a well known German "Zungenbrecher (tongue twister) about Ulm: "In Ulm, um Ulm, und um Ulm herum." The sentence is a real linguistic challenge – also for Germans. Try it yourself!

    Events

    The "Schwörmontag" is a traditional Ulm holiday celebrated each year on the last Monday in July. The holiday goes back to the 14th century. One of the highlights is the 'Lichterserenade' – the Danube transforms at night to a great sea of light. All information here: http://www.ulm.de/video_schwoermontag.105010.3076,.htm

    Hotels near Ulmer Münster – a gothic beauty

    Golden Tulip Parkhotel Neu-Ulm
    This hotel is set in a park close to the banks of the River Danube, with a magnificent view over Ulm's Old Town and the famous minster. It offers free Wi-Fi.
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    LAGO hotel & restaurant am see
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    About 2.08 KM from Ulmer Münster – a gothic beauty
    Best Western Plus Atrium Hotel
    This 4-star hotel is located in the green Böfingen district of Ulm, a 7-minute drive from the Ulm Exhibition Centre. The Best Western Atrium offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Best Western Plus Atrium Hotel feature either smart décor or a casual...
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    About 2.72 KM from Ulmer Münster – a gothic beauty
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