Ulm, founded around 850 AD, is rich in history and traditions as a former Free Imperial City. Situated on the River Danube and with a population of around 120,000, Ulm is well known for Ulm Minster featuring the highest steeple of the world (162 metres and 768 steps). On a sunny day you may even see the Alps from the observation deck. Across from the old town, on the other side of the river, lies the twin city of Neu-Ulm, smaller than Ulm and until 1810 a part of it (population ~50,000).

Ulm-Sightseeing

Besides the famous minster, Ulm and its twin city Neu-Ulm offer an abundance of sightseeing spots, e.g.: the old Town Hall, the picturesque fishermen's quarter (Fischerviertel), the remaining section of the city walls along the river, with the 14th-century butchers' tower (Metzgerturm), Ulm Federal Fortifications being the largest preserved fortifications (Wilhelmsburg), and several buildings from the late Middle Ages / renaissance (Schwörhaus, Kornhaus or Zeughaus).

The twin cities also provide many cultural spots worth to be visited, e.g.: Ulm MuseumWeishaupt Art Gallery, Museum of Bread Culture, Danube Swabian Museum, Edwin Scharff Museum, Walther Collection, the Scholl Memorial, Ulm Theatre and the Ulm School of Design.

If you want to enjoy some nature, Ulm's huge park Friedrichsau, New-Ulm's central park called Glacis, or the Botanical Garden may catch your attention. For sports and running in particular, we may recommend the well-prepared paths along Danube River.

For a more detailed information about Ulm and its sightseeing spots, please also visit Ulm's dedicated Tourist Information Website.