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Construction of this church began in 1377 and ended in 1891. Its spire, measuring 161 meters in height, is the world's highest spire. There is an observation platform at 141 meters from which you can see a panoramic view of Ulm and Neu Ulm. There are several works of art throughout the church, including the 15th century choir stalls, the altar, pulpit, the amazing stained glass windows and the sculpture in the main entrance. The building of this church was funded only by the Ulm residents and not by the church or the government. Next to the church, you can visit the Town House which offers an amazing contrast in architectural style with the Minster. Concerts, presentations and exhibitions are held here and the tourism office is located here.
Ulm Town Hall
It is also located close to the Minster, was built in 1370 as a trading house and was established as the town hall in 1419. This building features exterior murals illustrating the virtues, vices and the commandments. You can view the astronomical clock, which was installed in 1581 and features detailed pictures of the zodiac signs.
Auf dem Kreuz Quarter
Located in the eastern part of the old city, this area feels like a step back in time. In this area you can find the Arsenal, which was built in the 14th century and served as an arms depot. It features an enclosed courtyard and even though it was heavily damaged during a war. What remains clearly shows how big the building was. The site also features the Einstein Fountain. You can also visit the Grabenhausle, which are houses that were built in 1634 on the ramparts of the town walls. Another point of interest is the Ganstrurm (Goose Tower). This tower was built with blocks from the town wall in 1360.
Haus der Begegnung (Meeting House)
This church was built in 1621 but was extensively damaged during a war. It was rebuilt and renovated and now hosts several different events. The interior is a must see.
Metzgerturm and The Town Walls
Mertzgerturm (Butchers Tower) was built in 1349 and was integrated into the fortifications. It is 36 meters high and leans north-west.
Built in 1482 to defend the town against hostile armies, the town walls are now mostly used by pedestrians strolling along the Danube. The walls are bordered by numerous cafes and restaurants, and will lead you to several different attractions, such as the Fishermen's Quarter, the Tanners' quarters, a rose garden and Friedrichsau Park.