Blogs from Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe


Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm May 4th 2014

Ulm Some more motorway driving and then some nice country roads led us to Ulm. It is a really nice setting with the tallest steeple in Germany, or maybe that was in Europe. The upper Danube flows through town. It is very picturesque, and quite peaceful compared to driving on the motorway. One of the Thai guys had a minor crash today, but nothing was hurt on the body or the bike.... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm March 10th 2013

a working week in Ulm... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm October 4th 2012

With many thanks to Roy and Gary we had little chance of getting lost as they kindly dropped us off at Epping station about midday yesterday, all we had to do then was catch 1 tube to Liverpool Street and then another one to Kings Cross and then a short walk to St Pancras. This we managed to do easily and without getting lost :) After a quick bite to eat and look around at the impressive San Pancras train station, we hopped on the Eurostar at 3:00pm, and travelled through to Paris Gare du Nord train station, where we found it raining lightly and just as many people as the centre of London. After thinking we had plenty of time to walk to Gare de L'est train station, we soon realised we had to adjust ... read more
John getting comfortable for the train trip.
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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm July 26th 2012

July 26- Munderkingen to Ulm- 50km Great riding today, it was extremely hot again but it was joyfully flat and we were flying as our legs are definitely quite strong at this stage of the game! The villages we rode through were really lovely and quiet. We had a picnic lunch on the banks and found camping at the Canoe Club right on the bank across from the historical center of town. It was just beautiful and we sipped our wine with another million dollar view and passed a quiet evening.... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm May 12th 2010

Today we left our hotel in the Alps of Austria and headed back into Germany. It was really all about riding on the bus today. We did stop in Ulm, Germany where we saw the tallest church steeple in the world. One person in our group climbed to the top. A couple others tried but gave up. It was 768 steps to the top. I did take some pictures, but it is really hard to tell how tall it is from the pictures. The best thing we found at Ulm was a discount store which we thought might be similar to Kmart. We loaded up on snacks and drinks because they are quite expensive at the hotels and travel plazas. I was able to buy batteries and a charger for my camera a lot cheaper than ... read more
Deer Stands

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm December 14th 2009

Our first weekend trip! Saturday December 12th-13th Ulm, Ravensburg, Beinfurt Our first weekend trip we headed south to visit Nick's family. We made a few stops to do some sightseeing. The weather on the way there wasn't too bad. Cold and a few flurries with no accumulation. Our first stop was in Ulm to see the Ulmer Minster. One of the tallest churches in the area. I remember studying this church back in my art history days but unfortunately I didn't remember too much information. It took us quite awhile to find parking- in that some places you have to have a certain pass to park on the streets. So we kept winding our way through the village untill we found an open spot. Once you were near the center of the town you could hear ... read more
closeup of one of the large hinges
trying to find parking

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm October 5th 2008

Sorry to have been slacking with the blog lately, with Oktoberfest, meeting with friends and train schedules keeping me busy, I haven't had too much time to keep this updated. As well, it takes about 15 minutes to upload each individual picture so I'm sorry for the lack of photos. Anyway! The trip so far has been wonderful. Besides sitting in Heathrow for 8 hours and paying 20$ (9.5 pounds) for a hamburger) I have to say that Europe started off just perfect. Wolfgang was at the airport to greet me and had a room and cot already set up by the time I arrived. It was just himself, me and his sister for the entire stay so the house seemed earily quiet for most of the time. He was quick to show me Bavarian (not ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm August 24th 2008

Hi all. It has fallen upon me (Dan) to write today’s informative, enthralling and otherwise witty blog entry. I know that you are all breathlessly waiting to read what happened in Legoland today. Well let me put an end to your suffering and baited breath. Today we, that is Monique and I, toddled of to one of the Legolands, this one happened to be in Deutschland. I have always been a fan of Lego and when I was somewhat younger I decided that I needed to go to Legoland. That did not happen as Lego did not recognise the vast importance of shifting a Legoland to New Brighton. Nevertheless, 20 years on I finally made it. Anyway, on with the blog. Legoland Germany was great fun. It had all the rides of any decent theme park: ... read more
Daniel by the Knights Castle
Monique by Giraffe
Football stadium

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm August 5th 2008

Saturday: Today we spent the day in Ulm. Ulm is the birthplace of Albert Einstein, and is home to the worlds tallest church steeple. We climbed the 160 meters skyward to the top of the Ulmer Munster which is almost 700 years old. Because of all the Turkish people in Germany, there are as many Doner restaurants as there are Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver. So we ate donair for lunch… again. I’ve had it probably 10 times in the last few weeks! Walked some of the wall in Ulm then back to Gusenstadt where we are staying currently. Upon our return we had a BBQ which consisted of 4 salads and 6 different meats: Bratwurst, Kasewurst (meat with cheese in the middle), ribs, chicken breast, pork chops, and steak! Sunday: We started the day by going ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Ulm August 1st 2008

July 30, 2008 We have now left Texel on a beautiful sunny morning with promises of being 30C today. The short ferry ride to Den Helder was scenic and very busy for the 10am crossing. No reservations are needed and you only pay when going the other direction. From there we found our way across the top part of Northern Holland and then down about half way of the Wadden Zee and then crossed a dike of 30km with water on both sides with a draw bridge on either end to let the tall boats and barges thru. We had to stop on the east end as the bridge was open to let a sailboat with a tall mast thru. From there we travelled along the west side of and through a new province that was ... read more

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