Southern German Charm: Ulm

Ulm

I originally wanted to travel to Ulm in order to visit the Kunsthalle Weishaupt but I was pleasantly surprised to find Ulm is actually an incredibly photogenic city and a truly picturesque snapshot of southern Germany! It was certainly a lovely destination in and of itself, especially during the autumn season. Ironically, the Kunsthalle doesn’t allow photos, but the city of Ulm more than makes up for that fact.

I took a one-hour train from Stuttgart at 9:12am and arrived at the Ulm train station on a muggy morning. Germany seems to be like that this time of year – foggy in the morning, but usually clearing up by noon! Unfortunately, the Ulm Hauptbanhof doesn’t provide elevators but a German man was kind enough to help me with my luggage up the stairs. Danke schön!

I began a leisurely walk towards the Kunsthalle Weishaupt. My first order of business was to find a breakfast place because I was starving! Of course, Ulm did not make that easy. There were plenty of cafés but I was so distracted by all the gorgeous buildings and cobblestone walkways, that I found something new to photograph around every corner!

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Ulm, Germany

Café Kutter

Finally time for a latte…I had a quick caffeine fix at the super cute Cafébar Kutter which stood out to me with its minimalist black furniture!

Café Kutter Ulm

Café Kornhauskeller

After coffee, I made my way to a very Bavarian lunch spot called Café Kornhauskeller. As I usually do, I asked the waitress what the most popular dish was and she immediately said the Käsespätzle. So I took that option. The dish was delicious! I also saw a few people around me drinking a red drink, which I mistook for a beer I used to drink in France (le Monaco!), but the waitress told me it was actually johannisbeernektar. I ordered that as well, and contrary to the name, it’s not actually beer! It’s simply a sweet juice.

Kornhauskeller Ulm

Kornhauskeller
Hafengasse 19, 89073
Ulm, Germany

Kunsthalle Weishaupt

Next up was the Kunsthalle Weishaupt. To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed with this museum. The building itself is enormous yet houses very, very few works, which was pretty disappointing. They also don’t allow photography (boo!), though I managed to sneak a few shots with my iPhone.

Kunsthalle Weishaupt

Kunsthalle Weishaupt

Kunsthalle Weishaupt
Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 1
89073 Ulm, Germany

By the end of the day it was time to move on to MunichAuf Wiedersehen!

Train through Southern Germany to Ulm

Train through Southern Germany to Ulm

Train through Southern Germany to Ulm

Ulm
October 29, 2015
I’m a photographer and writer who left New York City after 7 years to explore the world. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new cities, art fairs, galleries, museums and private art collections. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29.

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