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Address: Marktplatz 9, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 0731/16-14-330
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Only in Ulm

We went here for 2 reasons. 1. You can climb the 700 plus steps to the top of the worlds tallest Cathedral. 2. The Lion Man. 40,000 years old, hard to wrap my brain around that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We went here for 2 reasons. 1. You can climb the 700 plus steps to the top of the worlds tallest Cathedral. 2. The Lion Man. 40,000 years old, hard to wrap my brain around that one. There are also some very old paintings by some famous painters.

Thank Raroboy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Lion Man is an amazing exhibit. It is incredible to think that it is 40,000 old. There are also many other outstanding works of art on display here - paintings by Picasso, Klimt etc. A female member of staff went out of her way to be helpful.

Thank Taff122
Campinas, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I went to Ulm on July, 27th. You have to pay only 5,00 EUR to go upstairs to climb the tallest cathedral of the world (with 161,53m). When you get to the top you are faced with one of the greatest view of Baden area. If you're in the location, you must stop and visit this cathedral. It worth every... More 

Thank Leandro C
Bitburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I only had time for the archaeological exhibit featuring the reconstructed Lionman (32,000-40,000) years old and originally carved from a single ivory tusk. Fragments were found in a cave and meticulously re-assembled with an estimated 400 hours of work. Most of the signage is only in German, but many of the exhibits are self-explanatory with careful observation. There are also... More 

Thank mollyfolly
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had heard about the wonderful collections at the Ulmer Museum, including the "Lion Man", the 30,000 year old sculpture, and the first known zoomorphic (animal shaped) sculpture in the world. We were somewhat dismayed when we came into the museum, and we obviously interrupted a conversation between two employees. The person who gave us our ticket was unhospitable, and... More 

Thank Maggie C
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

was there ti visit the "jerusalem in ulm" installation, instead spend hours wandering the archeology section.. must see.

Thank İlke Ö
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

for everyone something. the museum is a composed of several houses under one roof. Very local medieval art in superb condition and great expressionist. I am not so sure about the Lion-man, the largest stone age sculpture. But it is famous. Lovely café and gallery shop. Do not miss out to go onto the roof garden, barrier-free view of the... More 

Thank eleundhund
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good exhibits, art, artifacts of historical life, wonderful models of historical Ulm in a good building with helpful pleasant staff. Well worth the visit if you enjoy art or history. Highly recommended!

Thank CAhistorian
Singapore, Singapore
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112 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Small museum in a modern building. We only visited the ground floor Löwenmenschen exposition around the main attraction, a 35,000-40,000 year old art object of about 35 cm made of mammoth teeth. Nicely lighted, but very limited explanation in English, summary of the German info. Very much worth to spend an hour when you are already in Ulm.

Thank DutchCarioca
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Was there today - had to pay extra to see the "lion man" which is part of their permanent collection. No one could tell us where any of the modern art paintings by Rothko, Warho, et al were housed...only that they have been mved. No one could tell us where they were moved to. Weasked several people and no one... More 

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