Ulm, Germany

First WAREM Excursion! Since we have Fridays “off”, thats when our program decides to have excursions for us.

We left Friday early morning and spent the morning in Landeswasserversorgung, a drinking water treatment plant. It was very well run and organized and they even provided a huge breakfast for us. I love having pretzels for breakfast. I won’t go too much into detail, but one of the really fascinating things about Landeswasserversorgung, it’s source of water is from a karst spring. We even got to see the source ourselves!

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We weren’t too far from Ulm, so that was our next stop where we had a tour of the town. Ulm is a pretty small town, but it has its charm and was very quaint. It’s also home to the highest church tower in the world. A total of 162m in height. Wanna make it to the top? well there’s only stairs and they actually charge you for going up! The climb to the top is ~20 minutes, but there are about 3 different platforms to view from. Also, Einstein was born here, but only lived here for about a year after his birth.

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It seemed in Ulm there were a lot of crooked buildings. And still functional! The building below is a hotel, but don’t worry, the bed itself it perfectly level, the bed posts change their height and there’s a level on the headboard. The biggest difference in one room is about 40cm!

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The old town is by far the prettiest, dating back to the middle ages. Ulm was also an imperial city and later a city of traders and craftsmen.

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