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Public art in Ulm/Neu-Ulm

A special feature of Ulm and Neu-Ulm: along the banks of the Danube as well as throughout the grounds of the University of Ulm, a variety of large sculptures are waiting to be admired
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University of Ulm Art Trail

The Art Trail, which was created on the initiative of the Ulm Art Foundation and the University of Ulm, is a highlight of modernity in Ulm and features a beautiful and extensive circular trail of around 60 works of art. Over the years up to 1991, 58 works by both internationally renowned artists (including Niki de Saint-Phalle) and new, young talents were installed thanks to funding for art in architecture from the state of Baden-Württemberg and on the initiative of the Ulm Art Foundation 'pro Arte'.
On average, the visitor experiences a large sculpture or mural every 25 metres of their tour in an environment beautifully designed by garden planners. The University of Ulm is the only university in the world with this sort of facility.

Danube Art Landscape

Since the end of the 1970s, works of art have existed along the banks of the Danube on both the Ulm and Neu-Ulmer sides. Added to these were Erich Hauser's ›Stahlscheibe‹ and the ›Ulmer Knie‹ by Franz Bernhard, the ›remains‹ of the Ulm Landesgartenschau, which was held in 1980 in the Friedrichsau in Ulm. On the basis of these existing works of art, the pro arte Ulm Art Foundation began to establish an Art Landscape on the Danube. In 1993, 15 sculptures were created in a workshop and placed on both sides of the Danube. In the course of the construction of the Congress Centrum Ulm, for example, the four metal cones of the sculptor Tony Cragg were added. The most recent contribution to the Art Landscape on the Danube is the Maxplatz on the Neu-Ulmer side, which was newly designed in 2008.

Our tip: go on the Neu-Ulm art tour to discover many sculptures on the Neu-Ulm side on 3 different routes. For more information, please visit www.kunsttour-neu-ulm.de.