This Medieval craftsman's quarter is situated along the River Blau and is the most romantic attraction in Ulm: picturesque lanes, houses, bridges, traditional restaurants and galleries give this quarter a unique flair.
Within 40 years, the entrepreneurial couple Siegfried and Jutta Weishaupt built up a priceless collection of modern and contemporary art. The collection is housed in the newly built privately owned museum, which has been open to the public since November 2007.
The origin of St. James’ Church is certainly connected with the pilgrimage to the grave of St. James’, which lies on a tributary road to the main pilgrims’ path leading to Santiago de Compostella in Spain.
Located in the lovely landscape north of Tübingen is the former Cistercian Monastery of Bebenhausen, the “Pearl of the Schönbuch Forest”. Luckily, the medieval enclosure and monastery buildings have been almost perfectly preserved over the years.
For hundreds of years, studying at the Protestant Seminary was a privilege reserved solely for men. Women have been allowed to live and study at what is today the “Württemberg Protestant State Church House of Studies” since 1969 and now make up the majority of the 170 students.
The original intention of the hospital was “to take in the poor, hungry, and thirsty and provide them with food and drink; to give travelers a roof over their heads; to care for the sick; to care for poor women during birth; and to raise found children”.
The size of a cathedral, this church is one of the world’s architectural masterpieces, with a spire soaring an amazing 530 ft/161.53 m into the sky. Although construction began back in 1377, it was not finished until 1890.
The Lumber Market is the “little brother” of the Marketplace. Until the 20th century, wood was primarily traded at the square and in earlier times the site hosted a “port market” where potters and copper smiths sold their goods.
Grains and bread have left a deep mark on the lives of the people: on their work, their well-being, but also on their suffering. The Museum of Bread Culture shows the history of bread, forming the basis of human existence, culture and civilisation.