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Took a walk at night to see Ulm, Albert Einstein’s birthplace! Ulm cleverly combines futuristic with medieval in the little heart of its city.

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Their iconic cathedral has in fact the tallest steeple, at 161.5m high!

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ulm germany

ulm germany

Apparently this clock tells not only of the time, but also your zodiac, the moon and the dates!

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The sloping roofs as seen above. It was listed in Guinness World Records as being the crookedest house! I heard of a similar story as the houses in Amsterdam, where builders, in order to reduce tax and increase house space, build a base that occupies a smaller land area. Housing tax is dependent on the land occupied, you see. As the houses get higher, the floor area gets bigger to maximise the space!

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ulm germany

How lovely that would be to have a house by a river, falling asleep to the gushing of the waters and waking up to breakfast by the river. Found this brightly lit back porch that reminds me so much of Christmas!

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Ulm has its houses built around rivers. We were weaning through little bridges and between houses, only to discover these distinctive features that set Ulm apart from the rest of Germany. That’s my family being fascinated at how the houses can possibly be built upon the waters.

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With the kindest Brigitte who took us on a road trip around South Germany for the weekend! Hear about our family’s 25 year-long history with her family.

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A beautiful spot which captures the essence of Ulm- a spotlight on a house that is surrounded by running waters. It’s such a peaceful quiet town. Its ancient lanes, winding passageways, half-timbered houses, bridges and jetties give a real impression of what medieval life must have been like!


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3 May 2015, Sunday

Isabel Leong

Isabel Leong

An explorer at heart, the world is Isabel's playground. She enjoys seizing every moment exploring every hideout and doing the unimaginable, like bungee jumping in Phuket and couchsurfing in Europe. If she had wings, she’d definitely be soaring right now. Also a fitness trainer, if she’s not at the gym, you can find her doing yoga or rock climbing! Read more about her on belaroundtheworld.com/about.

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