Friday, 24 April 2015
U is for Ulm
Ulm, in the south of Germany, was once a Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire but much of its historic centre was destroyed during World War II. Some of the buildings, but by no means all, have been restored.
The postcard shows the modern library with the backdrop of the Butcher's Tower (Metzgerturm) and the Danube beyond. The tower leans by over 3 degrees. Legend has it that it was caused by overweight butchers cowering in a corner when the angry mayor came to punish them for selling low quality meat.