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The museum is located in a historic building of the Ulm Federal Fortress, only a few metres from the banks of the Danube. Two tours show the history of the Danube Swabians (950 sqm) and the diversity of the Danube, the great European river (550 sqm).
Exhibition "Danube Swabians. Departure and encounter"
The Danube Swabians are the descendants of German settlers who emigrated to the then Kingdom of Hungary in the 18th century. For centuries they lived peacefully together with their neighbours - Hungarians, Romanians, Serbs, Croats and others. After the Second World War, many were uprooted by flight, expulsion, deportation and internment. They came to Germany and other countries. Those who remained in the settlement areas had to come to terms with communist regimes. The exhibition is in German, there is a German/English media guide.
The Edwin Scharff Museum at the Petrusplatz, which opended in 1999 houses Neu-Ulm's historical collections. You can also find the most important works of Edwin Scharff here. Oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and especially sculptures trace the path from his early beginnings to his later works. Temporary exhibitions complement and enhance the permanent collection.
Scharff devoted himself to the art of the 20th century, with views into the 19th century and to the present day. The emphasis of the exhibitions is on the Edwin Scharff époque, i.e. the period from 1887 to 1955. In pursuing his artistic development, one aspect the museum focuses on is sculpture.
Edwin Scharff Museum
The exhibition shows the most important events and topics of the history of Ulm from its beginnings to the present. Key components of the exhibitions are exhibits, models and large-scale prints and especially interactive media installations.
The west wall of the exhibition room consists of ashlar masonry dating from the beginning of the 13th century that protected the city wall of the former Holy Roman Imperial palace.
Haus der Stadtgeschichte
Within over 50 years, the entrepreneurial couple Siegfried and Jutta Weishaupt built up a priceless collection of modern and contemporary arts. The collection is housed in the newly built privately owned museum, which has been open to the public since November 2007.
It offers 1280 sqm of exhibition space for thematic exhibitions alternating at regular intervals. Either different artists from the collection are combined or the focus is put on only one artist represented in the collection.
Visiting this museum of arts, archaeology and history is travelling through time in a most fascinating way: The ›Lion Man‹ carved from mammoth ivory is more than 40,000 years old, which makes it the world's earliest figurative human/animal shaped sculpture.
Late Gothic sculptures and paintings give us an idea of the era in which Ulm Minster was built. The objects of the museum include sculptures by Joerg Syrlin the Elder and Michel Erhart as well as paintings by Bartholomew Zeitblom and Martin Schaffner.
The international art collection The Walther Collection opened its museum campus in Neu-Ulm in June 2010. Its New York City based founder Artur Walther exhibits at his original hometown contemporary photography and video art from artists working in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. The Collection's mission is to collect and present works of historical and contemporary significance through a vigorous publishing program and in-depth, annual exhibitions.
The campus is currently closed due to construction
The Walther Collection
Reichenauer Straße 21