Ulm´s Museum´s

Ulm Museum

Visiting this museum of arts, archaeology and history is travelling through time in a most fascinating way: The "Lion Man" carved from mammoth ivory is more than 40,000 years old, which makes it the world's earliest figurative human/animal shaped sculpture. Late Gothic sculptures and paintings give us an idea of the era in which Ulm Minster was built. The objects of the museum include sculptures by Joerg Syrlin the Elder and Michel Erhart as well as paintings by Bartholomew Zeitblom and Martin Schaffner.

Convent building

The exhibition focusses on the secular aspects of the monastery's history. It explores the historical development of the lands owned by Wiblingen Monastery and of its monastic jurisdiction, the social status of the peasants and the place of agriculture in history. Museum of Bread Culture Grains and bread have left a deep mark on the lives of the people: on their work, their wellbeing, but also on their suffering.

The Museum of Bread Culture

shows the history of bread, forming the basis of human existence, culture and civilisation. Its historical, artistic, cultural, artisanal, socio-political and technological dimensions are illustrated here. The art collection of the museum surprises every visitor with its theme-based paintings and sculptures, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day: works by Flegel, Brueghel d. J., Stoskopff, Rembrandt, Brarlch, Beckmann, Dalí, Kollwitz, Picasso, Chagall and Man Ray.

Danube Swabian Museum

"Ulmer Schachtel" is a wooden boat well known from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. It was used in the 18th century when sailors transported emigrants to Hungary. 400,000 Germans settled in regions that are now situated in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia. The museum tells the story of the lives of these Danube Swabians living in villages and towns. It illustrates their working, living and clothing culture. The exhibition shows the developments of the 20th century when excessive nationalism was driving a wedge between neighbouring countries that had lived in peaceful coexistence until then. It describes the flight, expulsion, deportation of Danube Swabians after 1945 and provides information on the current situation of German minorities in Southeast Europe.

Ulm Townhouse

The modern building by the New York architect Richard Meier, which is situated right at the heart of Ulm, has been home to experimental and extraordinary projects for more than 20 years. This interaction of architectural styles right next to the late Gothic Minster of Ulm creates an atmosphere that seems equally committed to tradition and the future. These programmes that are either an own production or a cooperation focus on contemporary art, photography, architectural or environmental topics and so called Outsider Art. Contemporary dance and music are also an essential part. There is also a small permanent exhibition about the history of this place in the basement of the building.