Metzgerturm

Metzgerturm, Ulm: Address, Metzgerturm Reviews: 4.5/5

Metzgerturm
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Leaning Tower
Jan 2020 • Solo
This was a well preserved tower which is linked to the city wall. Easy to spot and it is visibly leaning backwards especially when viewed together with the buildings around it. Worth a photo stop.
Written 29 December 2020
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Mohit S
Bengaluru, India2,049 contributions
Old tower
Aug 2019
It's a must see. Very near to Rathaus, and also entry from the river side walkway is there.
There is parking nearby, so you can drive to here as well.
Written 6 October 2019
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland6,898 contributions
Butcher's tower
Sep 2018 • Couples
14th century tower being part of city walls. Also called leaning tower of Ulm as it leans 2 meters in north-western direction. The tower is leaning because it is built on ground that was originally a swamp, but the anecdote has other story - butchers of Ulm started to put sawdust in their sausages. When the customers found out, they locked the butchers in that tower. When the mayor entered the tower to deliver his verdict, the corpulent butchers gathered in just one corner of the tower, causing it to lean over. :-)
If you zoom in, you will find that the roof consists of some beautiful tiles.
Written 14 July 2019
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paso57
Paso Robles, CA1,079 contributions
Classic City View
Jun 2019 • Family
The Metzgerturn is one of the most scenic of the remaining City entrance towers along the Danube side of the city. Beautiful restored homes adjacent.
Written 1 July 2019
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
Ulm has its own leaning tower
Sep 2018 • Couples
Walking from the town hall to the Danube you walk through the Butchers Tower (Metzgerturm). It was built in the city’s fortifications to allow for passage between those inside the walls to get to the Danube. This was tower was built on wooden foundations consequently some of them have rotted over time and now the tower tilts. The 'leaning tower of Ulm” is 36 meters (118.11 ft) high and leans 2 meters in a north-westerly direction. Also, the ground where the tower was built use to be a swamp, so with the rotting wood and poor foundation, it was bound to lean. Allow about 15 min for a visit.
Written 1 November 2018
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Traveller87987687
Bangkok, Thailand3,110 contributions
Funny Legend!
Nov 2017 • Couples
When walking along the Danube river and the old city wall, sooner or later you will pass the Metzgerturm (Butcher’s Tower).

Since its wooden foundation has rotted away it became a (slightly) leaning tower.

Its gate is one of the acess points to the historical city centre.

Considering its age, almost 700 years, it is amazing that it is still standing. The inclination from the foundation to the top is 2,05 meters. That is 3,3 percent, almost as much as the leaning tower of Pisa (3,9 percent).

There is a funny legend, explaining why it “suddenly” tilted to one side:

Some chubby butchers, that were imprisoned and awaiting trial after selling low quality products, tried to escape the wrath of the mayor after he entered the prison cell, by squeezing into the same corner. According to this legend, the tower the side in that moment…
Written 4 March 2018
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy449 contributions
One of the outstanding monuments of this jewel of a town
Dec 2016 • Friends
Considering the age of this tower (1345) and all the wars it has seen I think a slight perpendicular slant should be pardoned.
Written 12 May 2017
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TeaAndToffee
Lancashire, UK190 contributions
Historical Tower with a Tilt
Mar 2017 • Couples
There's not overmuch to say about this historical building in Ulm - It's a nice place to stop for a quick external photograph!

Situated on the Danube River, the tower had a historical function. As the slaughterhouse was built outside of the city walls, the tower was built to protect the access route created through the city wall itself.
Written 11 March 2017
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Clio H
Sydney, Australia915 contributions
Built to protect The Slaughter House!
Sep 2016 • Solo
Facing the Danube with its interesting history. Its part of the old town wall & a passage had to be made through this wall & a tower built on top so the Butcher Shop was then behind the wall where formerly it was outside the wall & unprotected.
Written 2 December 2016
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AmyandChad
Martinsville204 contributions
Relaxing and peaceful.
Sep 2016 • Solo
The twisted butchers tower was a fun find. Its situated along the Danube river where there are many bike riders and joggers. There are benches along the river walk to sit and enjoy the view.
Written 20 October 2016
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