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Museum Ulm

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Would you like to experience Ulm in a slightly different way?<br>myCityHunt offers you the opportunity to combine a walk through the traditional university town with an interactive outdoor escape game. The old town of Ulm becomes the scene of a criminal case that you have to solve together as a team. On your way through downtown Ulm, you will be confronted with many exciting puzzles that you solve in fictional locations in the city. This will bring you closer to solving the criminal case, you can convict the criminal and find a digital treasure.<br>You will receive your ticket by email immediately after purchasing it in our online shop so that you can start right away. These are valid for 6 months after purchase, so it is up to you when you go on the hunt for criminals. During your tour you are flexible in terms of time - so nothing stands in the way of a short break in a small café or a Swabian restaurant.
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Gooduna wrote a review May 2019
Frankfurt, Germany64 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to see some modern art in Ul , this museum is the opportunity for it. Ticket prices are available for eveyone (?!)
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Hirlsa wrote a review Apr 2019
Munich, Germany3,285 contributions217 helpful votes
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take your time. there is enough to discover. the most famous figure in the museum is the 'lion man' carved out of a mammoth tooth (i think to remember). interesting is the story around this figure that at first when it was discovered they found only some pieces not really knowing what these pieces were going to form. years later the archeologists went back to find more pieces and put this awesome figure together. the house was once owned by wealthy Ulmers. look at the beautiful ceiling, door carvings, the table. and more....
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Date of experience: April 2019
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periandro wrote a review Dec 2018
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,394 contributions294 helpful votes
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The Ulm city Museum is exclusively oriented to History of Art and Culture. It a nice building in renaissance style which was inaugurated in 1925. That inauguration ment the closing of the Craft Museum and the pertinent replacement thereof. Still nowadays it's ascertainable that a larger part of the collection Alter Kunst (Ancient Art) is an acquisition of the Verein für Kuns und Altertum (Association of Art and Antiques) in Ulm and Upper Swabia. The valuable items held by this Association had been integrated in the Craft Museum thanks to the efforts made by its first Director, Dr. Gustav Leube. That Asociation was founded in 1841 to preserve and bring together the works from the region (archaeological findings) and carry out scientific research. The Association was also interested in baroque paintings and sculptures as well as in items calling up the history of the city. The works were housed in different buildings; sometimes they had to be removed to keep them safe in war time until they were placed in their present location (Kiechelhaus) in 1880/90. In 1913 and 1914 the buildings marked nowadays with numbers 92 and 94 of the Neue Straße were linked with Kiechelhaus thus connecting them inside with one another, which caused the collection to be for the first time in a historical and art history context. In that Museum it's possible to contemplate modern and contemporary works as well as works from the Middle Ages, and it's that fruitful coexistence of ancient and new art what characterises until today the activity of the Ulm Museum. As far as the archaeological collection is concerned, the most outstanding examples thereof are findings concerning cultural past from the Danube Valley and Swabia, particularly objects made of stone, bone and metal. The contemplation of the “Lion Man” is very moving. It's an ivory structure dating back from the Old Stone Age which was discovered in a rather curious way and whose shape is really fascinating. That figure was carved on a mammoth tusk. It's the biggest and most spectacular object of a small set of tusk sculptures from Swabian caves. The sculptures concerned are older than 30.000 years and therefore the oldest ones in the world. In relation to the scope of anthropology and archaeology it's exciting to see the bones appertaining to a thigh of a Neanderthal human being from a stone cave-barn. It's one of the few first skeletons from that type of person found in South Germany. The art works from the Roman period are also remarkable. In the middle of the 1st century the Romans ruled the upper area with reference to the Danube as the North frontier of the Raetia province. At the end of the said century the forts at the South of the Danube gave up. After the year 260 the Romans moved again to a line South of the mentioned river and East of Iller strand. Many merchants, dealers, innkeepers and artisans remained in the camp villages near the forts. In the cemeteries down the streets some precious objects were recovered through excavation, such as pottery and jewlery. Those villages were eventually also market villages in which the farm owners offered for sale their agricultural products. There were farms on the valleys on both sides of the rivers Danube and Iller. The size and the structure of the estates have been appraised thanks to the excavations and the aerial photograph archaeology. The Alemanni – people having a Germanic root – colonized the inland area of the border fortifications which the Romans had abandoned. In the sixth and seventh centuries, when the Alemanni were already under Franconian domination, large grave fields, known as “Reihengräberfiedhöfe” were occupied as knowing that they were the lasting structure elements which they had left, and from many of those places early Middle Ages villages and cities originated. The hitherto largest graveyard, with at least 450 burials, was found in the middle of the nineteenth century in the Ulm city area when the railroad to Blaubeuren was being built. The bronze statues of Mercury – Roman God of the dealers, merchants and thieves – were hidden in the ground together with some other objects made of bronze during the Alemanni invasion and they are exhibited in the Museum concerned. In it one can also behold fine works of the late gothic period in Ulm and Swabia. Among them some wooden and sandstone sculptures, such as the Virgin and the Child from the thirteenth century, the Pieta (wood, 1430), Christ and the palm donkey (wood, 1464), the bust of Maria Magdalena (wood, 1475) and St. Christophorus (sandstone, 1480) are really outstanding. Some paintings of the stated period exhibited in the Museum such as a fragment of a larger panel presumably depicting Christ's birth (1420), the Hostienmühlenretabel (reredos of the consecrated wafer's mill), the Encounter at the golden gate (1475) and the Visitation of Mary (around 1495) are really remarkable. Very beautiful samples of the art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries can also be observed there. In this sense, the crucial point of the gallery dedicated to baroque art refers to the eighteenth century. There are works by the predominant painters from the Upper Swabia and the Bavarian region who were famous at that time. The most conspicuous one is Januarius Zick (1730 – 1797). The frescoes of the monasteries in Oberelchingen and Wiblingen (around 1780) are ascribable to him. The Reconciliation of the Sabines and Romans can be considered as his utmost masterpiece. It's distinctively clear that his style falls within the transition to classicism despite the profusion of colours, which is a typical feature of baroque style. Two scenes from the Old Testament by Johann Zick, from 1756, show a theatrical control of light which reminds Rembrandt's style. The other names of illustrious painters in the collection are Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Johann Jakob Zeiller, Franz Georg Hermann and Franz Anton Kraus. A beautiful picture by Franz Anton Maulbertsch which can be contemplated there is “Die Heilige Walburga mit ihren Brüdern Willibald und Wunibald” from 1749. Precious masterpieces are also “Die Heilige Margareta” (made of wood, around (1760) by Johann Georg Dirr, and the Standkrucifix made of silver and mountain crystal with a gilded plinth (1580/90) by Franz Hoffher. In addition to the foregoing, the visit to that Museum gives one the opportunity to enjoy the observation of the masterpieces having belonged to the Ulm trader Christoph Weickmann. He was a typical representative of a new class of art collecting bourgeois. His art and natural cabinet is one of the few remaining examples of bourgeois collecting activity of the seventeenth century in Germany. As the oldest collection stock the collection constituted the primitive cell of the Ulm Museum. Among the masterpieces concerned it's possible to observe the “Kunstkammer der Regensburger Großeisenhándler – Familie Dimpel” (Art cabinet of the Regensburger iron wholesalesman – Family Dimpel) by Joseph Arnold (1668 (?)), the “Majolica Plate”, depicting the Emperor Constantine in the Milvian Bridge Battel (Urbino, 1545) and the “Temperantia Dish” by François Briot (1616). It must be pointed out likewise that the Museum offers the possibility to learn about Ulm History by means of the exhibition of some plans, pictures and other items, such as the Bronzeguss (bronze cast) (1617) made by Hans Braun on a design by Johannes Kepler (Keplerkessel) and the Goblet of the Ulm traders by a city goldsmith, from 1607. Finally, the modern and contemporary art sections are also particularly interesting, especially some paintings by Picasso, Juan Gris, Kandinsky and Erns Ludwig Kirchner. By and large therefore the Ulm Museum is undeniably interesting and the visit thereof can be considered a must while in Ulm. It would no doubt be a great mistake to leave that city without having had the opportunity to see the marvels housed therein. Such a visit is therefore highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review Nov 2018
Manresa, Spain7,666 contributions679 helpful votes
Museum Ulm is the museum located in this city (Ulm), in the south part of Germany, where you can learn about the history of the city and the region. It is an interesting museum, not more. In the average. I recommend you visit it, if you really are interested in the history and you have seen the other main attractions of the city.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Snap_Swanson wrote a review Jun 2018
Potsdam, New York138 contributions4 helpful votes
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This is a great museum to learn about the history of Ulm and the building of the cathedral. Kids love it and it is located in the center of town so it is easy to access. Not to be missed if you are in Ulm!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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