The birth place of the physics genius, Albert Einstein, Ulm is one of the few gems in Germany which attracts travellers from all around the world- some solely as they are Einstein fans or others due to its rich history and enchanting art pulse.
The city of Ulm dates back to the 5000 BC and shows a colorful growth graph over the past centuries. The city bloomed during the 15th and 16th century due to its fine textile trade. Ulm is located at the junction of the River Danube, Blau and Iller. On the other side of the river Danube lies Ulm’s Twin city – New-Ulm. The surrounding Alps only add to the charm of the city, making your stay in Ulm, a pleasant one.
The city is best known for the Ulm Cathedral- the highest church steeple in the world which is 161.53 meters tall. The local’s favorite tongue twister “In Ulm, um Ulm, und um Ulm herum” is sure to give you something to prepare for before you visit the place. There is one more thing that Ulm is cherished for- its Beer Gardens! Explore German beers while you visit Ulm or simply enjoy the journey of a fresh pint.
Tourism in Ulm has witnessed a bloom like never before due to evolution of travellers to explore new places which are off the general list of must-sees. A walk by the magnificent Danube in the evenings or a visit to the monument of the world’s most loved scientist, to paying your tribute to the victims of the Holocaust or simply taking in the history which embraces its buildings and streets, Ulm is sure to soothe the travel addict in you. Ulm in your itinerary is a smart choice if you want to experience a different side of Germany.
Essential travel information and Ulm tips for your visit
- Summers here can get pretty hot. Do carry light clothes with you.
- If you are visiting in winters, don’t forget to carry heavy duty winter wear.
- Do try the local food when in Ulm.
- Try to walk in the city to sightsee as the walk is an experience in itself.