FORTE CULTURA Station: Federal Fortress Ulm (DE), Donaufestung

One of the largest fortifications in Europe

Varied adventure programme in the Danube metropolis of Ulm / Neu-Ulm

The federal fortress of Ulm was built in the 19th century by the German Confederation as a large fortress system and was expanded into an imperial fortress until the early 20th century. It is still one of the largest fortified monuments in Europe today and was one of the five fortresses established by the German Confederation to secure its border against France at the time.

The twin city of Ulm/Neu-Ulm on the Danube offers many tourist highlights. In addition to Ulm Minster with the highest church tower in the world, the fishermen's quarter, Wiblingen Monastery and the Weishaupt Art Gallery, the Federal Fortress with its more than 30 works of art and Wilhelmsburg Castle are particularly worth a visit.

The exciting and rich range of experiences on offer extends from museums and exhibitions, theatre and festivals to sports and nature experiences on the Danube, along the Danube cycle path or in the glacis parks of the fortress. Experience with FORTE CULTURA the unique flair of the fortified Danube metropolis of Ulm/ Neu-Ulm, the birthplace of Albert Einstein and the home of the Scholl siblings.

FORTE CULTURA Info-Flyer Federal fortress Ulm

FORTE CULTURA guided tours of the fortress in Ulm

Willy and the landlady - on the trail of a ghost

Willy and the landlady - on the trail of a ghost

FORTE CULTURA guided tour: Federal Fortress Ulm (DE); In the inn "Zum dreggada Spatz", the landlady Kreszenz finds only a key that was lost by soldiers who had been paying for coal. The key fits the Wilhelmsburg! While collecting her just wages, the landlady sets off on a search - despite rumours that the castle is haunted...

Events in the fortress city of Ulm

Discover numerous events in the fortifications of the Federal Fortress of Ulm:

Anniversary programme 2024

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Friends' Association, numerous special tours and events are organised throughout the year at the Federal Fortress. Further details can be found on the website of the association.

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