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The Finger of God

By Linda Tancs

Known as the “finger of God,” the church steeple at Ulm Minster is the tallest in the world at nearly 530 feet.  You can reach the apex by climbing a mere 768 steps; congratulate yourself with a well-earned Märzen beer.  Striking as the church tower is, it’s not the only thing that sets this historic German city on the Danube apart from the rest.  For starters, it’s the birthplace of Albert Einstein.  It’s also home to such curiosities as the Schiefes Haus (crooked house) and  homes on stilts in the Fishermen’s Quarter.  And don’t miss the Rathaus (town hall), boasting beautiful 16th century murals and an astronomical clock dating from 1520.  Love carbs?  Then the Museum of Bread is for you, dedicated to the 6,000-year history of bread and the bakery trade.

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2 Comments»

  liamjameshaddock wrote @

Marzen beer good?

  Linda Tancs wrote @

depends on your taste!


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