At the southeastern edge of the Swabian Alb you will find Ulm and Neu-Ulm nestled on the banks of the Danube River. With 180,000 residents, these two cities offer a fascinating mix of exciting history, culture, education, innovative companies and numerous recreational activities.
In the twin city, the Danube not only separates Ulm from Neu-Ulm, but also Baden-Württemberg from Bavaria.
Next to the magical historic city center with the picturesque Fishermen's Quarter, you will find the Ulm Minster with the highest spire in the world. Thanks to its 28 museums, 7 theaters, 5 cinemas, the Donaubad Wonnemar Aquatic Center and the many gardens and parks, Ulm is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.
Ulm has become known as an innovative region due to highly sought-after industrial products and important research findings by the University of Ulm. The university is one of the best in the world. It is therefore no wonder that the city's wide range of exceptional educational options attracts thousands of students every year from near and far.
City / Traffic
Ulm's ICE-equipped train station, the A7 and A8 highways and its outstanding infrastructure provide an excellent connection to the city's surrounding area. The three airports Memmingen (Allgäu), Stuttgart and Munich are only 60 and 200 km away, respectively.
Culture / Leisure
Ulm has considerably more to offer than just the Ulm Cathedral. Additional sights include the Leaning House, many museums, theaters and music events as well as traditional festivals, and modern events such as Music Night, Museum Night, the Museum of Bread Culture, the Fishermen's Quarter (Fisherviertel), the Sculpture Trail (Kunstpfad) and the Botanical Garden. Outdoor enthusiasts have many opportunities to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Iller and Danube rivers, the nearby Swabian Alb or the Allgäu region. Furthermore, many clubs and fitness studios provide various recreational activities and so does Wieland itself.
The college town of Ulm also has many pubs, cafés and restaurants as well as a large selection of nightlife options such as clubs, bars and discos. One highlight is the Schwörmontag (oath monday) town festival with its colorful floating procession of boats and rafts on the Danube, the "Nabada". Every four years, the city holds the Ulm Fischerstechen (Fisherman's Jousting), and a Christmas market every year on the Münsterplatz, the square in front of the cathedral.
Natural attractions in the Ulm region: The banks of the Danube provide a great many cycling or walking paths. Many lakes offer inviting swimming areas in the summer. Favorite destinations for day trips to the surrounding area include the Blautopf spring in Blaubeuren, the Wiblingen or Roggenburg Abbey, the Lone Valley or the small Lauter Valley. For kids, we recommend an exciting visit to Legoland in Günzburg or to the Ravensburger Spieleland theme park. The Bodensee (Lake Constance), the Allgäu and Austria are just a short drive or train ride away.