Neu-Ulm – A Bavarian Town with 55,000 Residents
Location: Sitting in Southern Germany
Neu-Ulm is part of a territory of the same name containing 14 separate districts in the southern part of Germany. The Rhone River and many of its tributaries such as the Main River are not far off in western and central Germany, but the terrain is slightly different from other German cities. Its southern proximity means less mountains and valleys, and more rolling hills and green flat lands. The climate stays much the same though with typical cold winters and mild summers.
Culture: Culture Festivals, Museums, and Theatres
One of the main cultural events in the neighboring town of Ulm is the Ulmer Narrensprung or 'Ulmzug', one of the largest of these celebrations in the region taking place each January. The celebration includes a carnival, parade, and many performers from all over as well as around 20,000 spectators. Museums give insight into German history and culture. One such place is the House of History in Ulm, which gives information and interactive media exhibits encompassing important events in the city's history. The actual west wall of the building dates back to the 13th century. Theatre has become ever popular, prompting the opening of many small performance spaces in the area.
Activities: Where Family Fun Never Ends
Neu-Ulm is a very popular destination for families, offering many attractions perfect to enjoy together. One of the most popular of these is Wonnemar, a water park with much to offer including mega slides for the adventurous, and features like water cannons and pools for less experienced swimmers. The complex also features a sauna, outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Next, families can learn about 70 species of snakes, turtles, and insects at the Turtle and Reptile Zoo. Tickets are inexpensive, and children can get up close and personal with some amazing critters. For entertainment, the Academy Theatre Ulm has a youth theatre division, often bringing many popular books to life.