Visit Ulm - Best of Ulm

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.

Ulm Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Ulm*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ulm

    Know the pollution level of Ulm before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.25 (Low)
  • Ulm: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ulm for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ulm.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.55 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.82 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.45 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.55 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.82 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.09 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.91 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.45 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.27 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.64 (Low)
  • Living in Ulm - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ulm is 213.31 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.78 (High)
    • Climate Index 77.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.31 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.54 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 150.02 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ulm

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ulm

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 62.15 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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