"Ulmensien: Ulm-specific Things and Terms" Top 5 Page for this destination Ulm Favorite Tip by Kakapo2

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  Black and white are Ulm's colours.
by Kakapo2

Favorite thing: Ulmensien are items from Ulm, mostly souvenirs, but also things and figures typical for Ulm. A bit like what we call Kiwiana for things typical for New Zealand.

Ulm?s Colours:
The city?s flag is half white and half black, the stripes length-wise. The football team of SSV Ulm 1846 also wears black and white ? but like any other team in the world, not always. But the club?s colours are black and white. The club?s black sign is round at the bottom, the U of Ulm shaped around the lower edge, the cathedral symbol sitting in the U, and above that you can read SSV 1846 (in two lines). Also see here: http://www.ssvulm1846.de/
(I think the layout of the homepage is dreadful, with the sign so tiny that you nearly miss it.)

Ulm?s Arms:
As a free imperial city Ulm used the imperial eagle on its seals. The arms have been changed several times since 1351. The eagle became smaller and smaller and was finally removed in 1803.

Ulm?s Slogan:
In Ulm, um Ulm und um Ulm herum.
With this tongue twister you can test your German language skills ;-))) Say it several times and be not surprised if you end up saying something like: Immulm ? Ummulm ? Ummummulm herum...

Ulm?s Symbol:
The Sparrow ? as you can find out in a separate tip (General Tip), as well as the story behind it.

Ulm?s big Day:
Schwörmontag is THE day in Ulm?s calendar. It is celebrated every year on the third Monday in July, with more festivals on the weekend leading up to that day. See extra tip about it (Local Customs ? coming up soon). The date (first Monday in July) given in the Lonely Planet Germany guide (edition 2000) is wrong.

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  • Written Mar 10, 2009
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