That striking all-glass pyramid behind the Rathaus - 28m by 28m at its base and 36m high - is the city's main library, the 2004...
The charming Fischerviertel, Ulm’s old fishers’ and tanners’ quarter, is slightly southwest. Here beautifully restored half-timbered...
Join a happy-go-lucky crowd for a cold beer or cocktail by the river.
Zunfthaus der Schiffleute
Looking proudly back on a 600-year tradition, this timber-framed restaurant sits by the river. The menu speaks of a chef who loves the...
South of the Fischerviertel, along the Danube’s north bank, runs the red-brick Stadtmauer (city wall), the height of which was reduced in the 19th century after Napoleon decided that a heavily fortified Ulm was against his best interests. Walk it for fine views over the river, the Altstadt and the colourful tile-roofed Metzgerturm , doing a Pisa by leaning 2m off-centre.
East of the Herdbrücke, the bridge to Neu-Ulm, a bronze plaque marks where Albrecht Berblinger, a tailor who invented a flying machine, attempted to fly over the Danube in 1811. The so-called ‘Tailor of Ulm’ made an embarrassing splash landing but his design was later shown to be workable (his failure was caused by a lack of thermals on that day).