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The world star in the Museum Ulm

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We do not know what the people of the Stone Age thought of this. What we know is that this sculpture made of mammoth ivory (found in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Hohlenstein-Stadel) is one of the oldest works of art of mankind and still fascinates even after 40,000 years!

It is the largest and most spectacular ivory figure from the excavations in the Lone Valley around 1939 – the Lion Man. The mixture of man and animal was carved from the right tusk of a young mammoth during the ice age. The legs and the upright posture are human, the head and the paws are those of a cat of prey.

The lion man and other archaeological finds can be admired in a permanent exhibition at the Museum Ulm.


Museum Ulm
Marktplatz 9
89073 Ulm
Phone +49 731 161 4330
Fax +49 731 161 1626

Opening hours

Tue—Fri: 11 am—5 pm
Sat—Sun: 11 am—6 pm

public holidays: 11 am–6 pm
Closed on 24.12., 25.12. and 31.12.


Adults 8.00 EUR
Reductions 6.00 EUR
free of charge

Children and teenagers up to the age of 18 free of charge


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