Stopover at Hochschule Neu-Ulm

Left the Alps, then, en passant to the North, stopped over at Hochschule of Neu-Ulm. It is a very new University campus in a region, which was former home to the US Army based in West Germany. It was a base for Pershing nuclear missiles, which were supposed to keep us safe during the Cold War. Like many other places, this is one, which was left open after the German reunification in 1989. The withdrawal of the US Army though usually took until the mid 90s, leaving abundant space, a large shift in local economies, and sometimes a phase of unemployment among the civilians providing service to the troops or simply catering into the US community needs. Neu-Ulm managed to overcome this period very well, and the land use (with exception of a protected heritage of a concrete water tower) does not remind us of how it looked like here before. The Hochschule Neu-Ulm is expanding, not just in student numbers and faculty reputation,  but also into a new campus building, which will be completed in 2018.