Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Today’s weather forecast called for showers in Munich. Fortunately, the plan was to visit the nearby city of Ulm which was expected to have slightly better weather. We didn’t know much about this city’s old town when we departed, but Matt read up on it along the way and found a few places of interest to visit.

The weather as partly sunny and a bit windy when we arrived. Actually stayed nice throughout the rest of the day. We first walked to Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster), a Lutheran church since the Reformation. Before the completion of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, it is the tallest church in the world, and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century. The Steeple measures 161.5 meters (530 feet). In 1377 the foundation stone was laid. Who knew?

We spent almost an hour in the church. So much to see both outside and inside the church. Like with most churches of this age, maintenance is ongoing.

Church Constructed with Legos

Baptimal Font

A restaurant (Choclet) was recommended to us and located down by the Danube, which goes through the city. We had a very well-prepared lunch, great service – and dessert too!

The remainder of the afternoon we walked around the old part of town and took many pictures of the buildings. We all commented that around each corner was a surprise. The other big surprise was the lack of tourists in this area. Apparently this is still a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. And only an hour train ride from Munich.

City Hall

Jewish Synagogue  

Crocked House

Ulm Constructed of Legos

Danube River

Later in the afternoon we returned to Munich and had dinner at a restaurant (Wirtshaus Rechthalter Hof) near the Munich HBF. Very German meals were offered and the waitstaff dressed Bavarian-style. Very popular too.

Ceiling Fixture in Restaurant

The remainder of the evening I was preparing for my trip to Cairo tomorrow. Got all of the reservations confirmed and will leave around noon. Andre and Matt will leave for the U.S. on Friday.




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