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Hans and Sophie Scholl Platz. Neu-Ulm Touristik
Hans and Sophie Scholl Platz. Neu-Ulm Touristik
Ulm Bundesfestung. Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Ulm Bundesfestung. Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Ulm Stadthaus. Photo Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Ulm Stadthaus. Photo Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Aerial view, Stadthaus. Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Aerial view, Stadthaus. Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Ulmer Fischer. Franz Neuhäußler, Ulm Tourism
Ulmer Fischer. Franz Neuhäußler, Ulm Tourism
Wintertime in Fischer Ulm. Photo Reinhold Mayer
Wintertime in Fischer Ulm. Photo Reinhold Mayer
Kunsthalle Weishaupt. Seeberger, Ulm Tourismus
Kunsthalle Weishaupt. Seeberger, Ulm Tourismus
City Library Pyramid and Rathaus. Nicole Huck
City Library Pyramid and Rathaus. Nicole Huck

Ulm Information

Ulm is a large city situated on the River Danube in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg founded in AD 850. Ulm is famous for being the birthplace of Albert Einstein and well known for its gothic church the Ulm Minster. From medieval times Ulm has had a long trading history and today great companies like Daimler, BMW, Siemens, Nokia, Amtel, Intel and AEG have important plants in the city. Ulm also boasts one of the best research universities in the world.

The majority of the city contains fascinating historic sights with the Ulm Minster being its crown jewels that features the world’s highest church steeple. Another magnificent building located in Market Square is the Rathaus (Town Hall) built in 1370 with its beautiful coloured murals and astronomical clock.

The Fisherman’s Quarter is also popular with tourist where you can see half-timbered medieval houses on cobblestone streets and picturesque footbridges. In the quarter you will find the Old Mint and a must see the Schiefes Haus (The leaning house). Other great sights in Ulm include the old city wall, the federal fortifications built in 1859 and the Krone Inn, a complex of medieval houses where German emperors and kings once stayed.

Ulm also features some brilliant modern-day structures such as the Ulm library that is a wonderful glass pyramid and the Stadthaus (Town House) designed by the renowned architect Richard Maier. At the Town House basement is a permanent exhibition on the archaeology and history of Münsterplatz. Other great tourist attractions include the Weishaupt Art Gallery for modern art, the Ulm Museum featuring works from the middle ages, The Edwin Schaff Museum, Ulm’s House of local history and the Museum of Bread and Culture.

One can never be bored when visiting Ulm, as along with the many spectacular sights to see there are plenty of great events happening all year round. Some of the best not to miss include the Ulm Marquee, rowing cup, the fisherman’s jousting contest and the Danube festival held every two years.

For more holiday information on Ulm you may also want to see the official government tourism website Neu-Ulm Touristik

Ulm Münster Lutheran Church at night. Photo Johannes, Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Ulm Münster Lutheran Church at night. Photo Johannes, Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Interior of Wiblingen Abbey. Photo Sabrina Schmid, Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH
Interior of Wiblingen Abbey. Photo Sabrina Schmid, Neu-Ulm Touristik GmbH