Ulm is a beautiful town on the Danube whose attractions span the course of history. Visit the Ulm Museum to see the famous Lion-Man, a prehistoric ivory figure which is the oldest zoomorphic sculpture. The majestic Minster, constructed from the Gothic period to the late nineteenth century, is the tallest cathedral in the world. In contrast stand the the gleaming white modern City Hall and the glass pyramid construction of the city library.
It also offers a variety of cultural highlights, including theaters and music venues. The new part of town also offers comfortable hotels and well-stocked shopping malls. Traditional festivals like the Tent Festival and the Nabada River Festival are a further attraction. For a special event, you can certainly make the 90 km (55 mi) trip in a day, but Ulm is well worth a longer visit.