A must-see when in Ulm. Walking up the tower of the tallest church in the world feels always like home to me.
The view from up there over my the town is just beautiful. If you’re lucky, you can even spot the Alps far away in the South.
The rooftop terrace with the Ulmer Münster right in front of you is my favourite summer place to enjoy a morning coffee in the sun.
There’s no place in Ulm where you can buy more beautiful jewellery – and it’s hand-made! The store is located inside the Stadthaus Ulm, a fascinating building of modern architecture.
Although I’m sometimes the youngest person in here, the cakes are still lovely.
Summer’s coming and you need new shades? I’d go to Eyes.
I like me a bit of DIY jewellery and this place is perfect for that, with its broad selection of beads and pearls.
Sit down and relax at this cosy place for a (second) coffee in the morning.
Quite tiny, but you always feel welcome. The snacks and cakes are delicious.
Why not learn something new about grain, bread and the cultural and technical impacts of its making?
Say cheese! With so many variations of it here, it can be quite hard to choose.
I love buying fish here – it’s fresh, it’s healthy, it’s delicious!
More than just chocolate – for everybody who loves sweets just as much as I do.
Alternative students’ hot spot with great food. Try the Swabian lunch dishes.
Green, red, yellow or multi-coloured – drink your smoothie here or get it to go. Power to the vitamins!
I’m a huge vinyl addict! This is my favourite place in Ulm for record shopping.
Modern art meets cool architecture – an inspiring place.
A sightseeing hot spot! I’m always taking pictures of the beautiful frescoes.
The glass pyramid is a newer addition to Ulm’s architectural landscape. Pretty cool!
Our old town is the best place to stroll around on summer days. I always enjoy the little places and beautiful sights.
A historic building opposite the synagogue.
Yes, it’s a tourist attraction, but it’s lovely! It’s fun to watch all the people standing in front of it with their heads as inclined as the house itself.
My favourite place when I’m craving fish for dinner.
‘Flammkuchen’ is the speciality-you-have-to-try here.
Quite simply the best burger in town.
What pancakes should be, in my eyes. Ever since I’ve been small I’ve Ioved pancakes and my parents always took me here.
A cool café/bar with a cool crowd.
When the sun’s out, get your afternoon coffee here.
Ancient tower with an interesting myth – keep an eye out for the plaques on the walls.
The city walls are perfect to stroll along while people watching.
This is a beautiful, somewhat hidden place, perfect for relaxation.
In summer, I love to sit on the deck and have a cold drink outside, watching the everyday buzz of the Danube.
A beautiful park, great for sports and recreation.
Ideal for almost everything, be it a gourmet dinner or a light summer lunch.
You can spend the whole night here, dancing to the music of whichever of its several floors you like best.
Cat is an alternative club and bar with a wealth of live acts and the jazz aficionados head to Sauschdall.
Just sit down, relax and have a beer or two.
Also called the ‘sugar bakery’!
My thoughts about Ulm
Ulm is where I come from and I have countless memories of so many places here. It’s a compact student city, with beautiful cafés, sightseeing spots and small shops all within walking distance. For me, Ulm was always the best place imaginable to grow up in. Its size is perfect, not too big and anonymous and not too small and conservative. Some even say it’s the city with the highest concentration of bars in Germany. Our church Ulmer Münster and the river Danube are surely the top spots in town and what makes Ulm so unique – together with the lovely Swabian citizens, of course.
The following tracks are as different as day and night, but, well, that’s how Ulm is. When just strolling through the streets of my town, one band fits perfectly: Tab Two. They were a hip jazz band from Ulm, combining rap, electro and trumpets in a very unique manner. They played all the world’s stages, even at the Montreux Jazz Festival or Roskilde. ‘No flagman ahead’ is their most influential tune. Another successful band from my home town is Die Happy with frontwoman Marta Jandová. Try ‘Supersonic Speed’ for pure Rock feeling. Third recommendation, again wildly different: ‘Für mich soll’s rote Rosen regnen’ by Hildegard Knef. She was born in Ulm and sometimes you just have to commemorate former divas. Try that one when standing on top of Ulmer Münster. Later, when walking along the Danube to the Donauturm, it’s time for the 90s. Oasis with ‘Don’t look back in Anger’ or ‘Smells like teen spirit’ by Nirvana. These are for the good old times when I was a teen partying there with my friends. When you finally arrive in Friedrichsau park and are if you are lucky enough to attend the Ulmer Zelt, listen to Frank Turner’s ‘Polaroid Picture’. It reminds me of a great concert. Listen to its lyrics and remember your old friends.
Climb the tower of the Ulmer Münster – it’s the highest church tower in the world and therefore this is a must to do when in town. No excuses.
Take a vacation into My life
I am a passionate traveller and have always been thrilled and inspired by exotic countries, as well as the mountains of Germany, which are closer by. I love the calmness and serenity of hiking deep down in the Alps. Travelling is somehow like personal therapy and a counterbalance to my stressful job in fashion PR.
My second passion is music: be it in intimate concerts, big venues or festivals, I spend a lot of money and even more time travelling the world to get to see my favourite bands. I even spent my honeymoon at a music festival. So guess where you’ll most probably find me and my husband Stefan when in town? Browsing vinyl stores for new entrants to our huge CD and vinyl shelf.
Coming home from a rough day at work and cooking a fresh delicious meal together with Stefan.
Definitely music. I fall into a state of contemplation when I listen to my favourite tunes. The lyrics are and always have been the most important thing to me. I find it fascinating how music has the power to make you cry or smile.
Or, like The Eagles said in their song Hotel California: ‘Some dance to remember; some dance to forget’.
Loyal – to others as well as to myself. And that I have ants in my pants. It’s very hard for me to sit down and do nothing. I always have to be outdoors or planning something.
Travelling. Visiting concerts. Meeting friends. Eating. Hiking. (Repeat.)
As it’s part of my job, I of course read a lot of fashion magazines. To inspire myself for my next hiking trip, I read the 'Outdoor’ magazine. And for news, it’s the 'Süddeutsche Zeitung’. When in a bookshop, I always end up flipping through the cookbooks of Jamie Oliver. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan.
I’m a girl, so of course I like ‘Sex and the City’. I am also a ‘Vikings’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ addict. In terms of films, I am fond of horror, especially if it’s of the subtle kind, such as in ‘Paranormal Activity’.
Brian Molko from Placebo, my favourite band. For me, he’s one of the greatest poets of all time.
Southern Africa, for one, that is to say, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe or Botswana – there’s nothing like getting up early to see the Big Five at dawn. Being there feels like being home. You can truly feel that Africa is the cradle of mankind. I also love Scandinavia and Iceland, but for different reasons. My all-time favourites however are the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. A year that I don’t visit these isles is a year lost to me.
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans.
Depends on the destination. But if a music festival is involved it’s definitely a backpack with a tent in it.
I’m pretty sure there are not many people on earth that love and respect animals the way I do. Unfortunately, I do not have a pet – yet. I am also fond of writing and photography. And even if you cannot see me, know that you quite possibly may be able to hear me. People say my laughter is loud and sounds like a scale. Well, I take that as a compliment?!
the one thing I will remember in the very end; the countries I visited; the people I met; the places I saw; the food I ate; the water I swam in; the memories I collected in my mind forever.
short. I hope you realise before it’s too late. Honest.
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