Classicism meets modernity in Ulm and not just in architecture. Ulm’s cultural scene is incredibly diverse. whether for music fans, theatre goers, art lovers, dance enthusiasts or those who like artist-run spaces, Ulm has the right cultural offering for each and every one.
Ulm is famous for its Minster with the highest church tower in the world. The Minster may soar into the sky and be the symbol of the city around the world, but a much smaller work of art is also seen as one of Ulm’s main attractions: the Lion Man figurine. The sculpture carved from mammoth ivory is several thousand years old, making it one of mankind’s oldest small works of art. The figure combines a man and a cave lion and was named a UNESCO World Heritage in 2017 with the caves in the Swabian Jura and other finds dating from the Ice Age. The unique man-animal figurine is on display in the Museum Ulm, which also hosts changing art exhibitions alongside the displays on the city’s history.
The Kulturnacht Ulm/Neu-Ulm (Night of Culture) is the right place for anyone wanting to go on a journey of discovery and experience cultural diversity. The Kulturnacht takes place every year on the third Saturday in September and has become a major affair and absolute highlight of the city’s calendar with around 500 artists, over 100 events and venues in two cities.