|The Rathaus, the Town Hall with it's brilliantly colored murals,|
built in 1370 - the day started out quite cloudy
|Another side of the Hall with a large outdoor cafe - not busy today|
|The Ulm Minster with it's tallest in the world church steeple,|
530 ft. high
We started our tour in the market square with the historic town hall and then walked through the pedestrian only streets to the Ulm Minster, built 1377 to 1891. This is a beautiful church and luckily escaped the damage done by bombing in WWII. The 5 stained windows of the apse date back to the 14th and 15th C. But what I enjoyed most was the life like oak carvings though out the choir by Jorg Syrlin the Elder, also 15th C, they were amazing.
Uli dashed into the Tourist office and bought us a lovely book on the city with great photos.
We learned that Albert Einstein was born here and took a walk down to his memorial and then onto a section of the old city walls. In my next post, we'll visit the Fischervietel (Fisherman's Quarter)!
|Scott and I in front - I imagine there's always some reconstruction|
|Photo shows the church in (left to right) 1543, 1890 and 2015|
|The central nave looking up to the high alter|
|One of the beautiful carving in the choir stalls|
|Sculptures on one side of the nave are women and the other,|
|And here's one of the men. They all look like real people.|
|The high alter with it's 5 ancient windows|
|Lego version of the church - Lego Land is not|
|This monument marks the birthplace of Albert|
Einstein. The house was destroyed during the
fire bombing of the city in 1944.
|Thomas, Heather, Scott and Uli up on the city walls|