Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger, the inspiring and adventurous inventor from Ulm, would have celebrated his 250th birthday on June 24, 2020. Alongside Einstein and the Scholl Siblings, Berblinger is an undeniable figure in Ulm's commemorative culture. Well-known as "Der Schneider von Ulm" ("The Tailor from Ulm"), he rose to fame through his failed attempt to fly in the year 1811. This and next year, the City of Ulm is commemorating Berblinger's life with a festival in his honor. But it's not just about Berblinger as a person – it's also about courage, innovation, inventiveness and encouraging more openness for change in our community. The Berblinger festival is not just a birthday celebration – it is a celebration of Berblinger's legacy, here and now.
Berblinger Festival (14th - 16th of May 2021)
Mix and mingle with live music and street performances at the Adlerbastei. This festival is a celebration of living innovation culture, offering a variety of tasty treats and hands-on activities for children. Don't miss world famous slackline artist Lukas Irmler as he puts his skills to the test in a spectacular acrobatic performance above the Danube River.
Digital Wall (13th -15th of May 2021)
In the evening the entire one-kilometer length of the historic city wall comes to life in the multimedia video and sound art installation ›Digital Wall‹. Visitors can experience the wall from both sides of the Danube as an organic and approachable work of art late into the night. Music that has been composed especially for this project can be accessed with a smartphone app or listened to on public speakers. An unforgettable experience and absolute highlight of the Berblinger festival!