Best things to do in Ulm, Germany

Set by the banks of River Danube, Ulm is a German city rich in history and culture. It is located in the state Baden-Württemberg of Germany and was founded around 850. While being known as the birthplace of famous physicist Albert Einstein, Ulm has a variety of reasons up its sleeve to make you visit it again and again. First comes the Ulm Minster which is famous for having the tallest steeple, measuring high at 161.5 meter. Then there is the Crooked House which is registered as ‘The crookedest house in the world’ in the Guinness book of world records. One cannot stop from stepping back in time while walking along the cobbled streets of the Fisherman’s Quarter. The Ulmer Museum and Museum of Bread Culture in Ulm prove to be great attractions for the history buffs. While you can spend the day-time strolling along the city streets, admiring the architecture, you may spend hours together on the banks of River Danube in the evening, unwinding yourself. A few other attractions that are a must-see in Ulm include Rathaus, Wiblingen Abbey, and Stadthaus Ulm.

Take a look at the best things to do in Ulm below and be ready to thoroughly explore the lovely town.

  1. Ulm Cathedral

    #1 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Ulm Cathedral

    Tags: Church, View Point, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Munsterplatz 21, 89073 Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    The Cathedral at Ulm is hard to forget once you have witnessed its ethereal beauty. The sky touching tower with a steeple that reaches a height of 161.5 meters makes it the tallest church in the world...Read more

  2. Fishermans Quarter

    #2 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Fishermans Quarter

    Tags: View Point, Scenic Drive, Bridge, Walking Area

    Address: Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Fisherman’s Quarter is a hidden gem of Ulm. Take a walk through streets which accommodate beautiful old houses belonging to the 16th century that stand proudly on cobblestoned paths. The old...Read more

  3. Rathaus

    #3 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Rathaus

    Tags: Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Marktplatz 1, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    If aviation is your thing, then you will be pleasantly surprised to see the city hall. The place showcases a replica of the flight instrument of Mr. Berblinger and is a popular tourist attraction in i...Read more

  4. Crooked House

    #4 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Crooked House

    Tags: Hotel, View Point, Old Town

    Address: Fisherman’s Quarter, Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Winning the title of Guinness for ‘The Crookedest House in the World’, this one is one of the must-sees in Ulm City. Located in the old city on Fisherman’s Quarter, the house now acc...Read more

  5. Museum Of Bread Culture

    #5 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Museum Of Bread Culture

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Tourist Center

    Address: Salzstadelgasse 10, 89073 Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This unique museum is perhaps the highlight for the foodie and history-loving traveler who takes solace in discovering new attractions. The Bread Museum consist of 18,000 objects which depict the art ...Read more

  6. Danube

    #6 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Danube

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, River, Scenic Drive

    Address: Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The longest river in the European Union, Danube is as iconic as the places it embraces. Ulm is located at the junction of the rivers Blau and Danube and a sail across the iconic river is not only a mu...Read more

  7. Wiblingen Abbey

    #7 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Wiblingen Abbey

    Tags: Church, Library, Architecture , University

    Address: Schloßstraße 38, 89079 Wiblingen, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Ulm history at its best, the Wiblingen Abbey built in 1099 and witnessing a number of restoration projects since, today accommodates the best historic library you will ever see! The northern wing of t...Read more

  8. Ulmer Museum

    #8 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Ulmer Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Archaeological Site

    Address: Marktpl. 9, 89073 Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Ulmer Museum is perhaps the most interesting Museum in Germany if you are an archaeology buff. Don’t be fooled by its building for the museum holds some of the oldest exhibits in the whole count...Read more

  9. Stadthaus Ulm

    #9 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Stadthaus Ulm

    Tags: Art And Culture, View Point, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Munsterplatz 50, 89073 Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The city’s assembly hall and exhibition centre, Stadthaus Ulm is the creative centre of Ulm. The building was designed by world renowned US architect Richard Meir in 1990’s and fits in per...Read more

  10. Tiergarten Ulm

    #10 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Tiergarten Ulm

    Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, View Point, Aquarium

    Address: Friedrichsau 40, 89073 Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The perfect place to go to if you are travelling with kids or simply love animals, the Tiergarten is an Aquarium and Zoo which accommodate a wide variety of animals from snakes, turtles, fishes to wal...Read more

  11. Albert Einstein Denkmal

    #11 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Albert Einstein Denkmal

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Memorial, Monument

    Address: Bahnhofstrasse 20, Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A memorial for the genius himself, The Albert Einstein Denkmal stands on what was known as the premises where his birth-house once stood. The modern art piece portrays the physicist’s comical an...Read more

  12. Kunsthalle Weishaupt

    #12 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Kunsthalle Weishaupt

    Tags: Art Gallery, View Point, Entertainment

    Address: Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 1, 89073 Ulm, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A place that oozes of modern art, the Kunsthalle Weishaput showcases the collection of Siegfried Weishaupt- a well known art collector, entrepreneur and patron. Visit the gallery to see some of the be...Read more

  13. Hohle Fels

    #13 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
    Hohle Fels

    Tags: Cave, Observatory, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: 89601 Schelklingen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Hohle Fels is known for its archaeological importance. The cave is where musical instruments along with other artifacts were discovered which belong to the Upper Paleolithic times. The cave also bore ...Read more

  14. Hemperium

    #14 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
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    Address: Zinglerstraße 1 89073 Ulm, Germany +49 731 30200

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is a restaurant where German food, beer, hemp, crepes are served. They are delicious and the food is not very expensive

  15. Schlossle

    #15 of 29 Things To Do in Ulm
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    Address: Schlössleweg 3, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany Phone:+49 731 77390

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Ulm is also known for some of the best bars. Barfuber brews its own beer, Murphy’s Law is an Irish pub, and Schlossle has one of the best beer gardens.  

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  • Albert Einstein Denkmal

    Bahnhofstraße 20

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • ehem. Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Fort Unterer Eselsberg

    Mähringer Weg 16

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Charlottenhöhle

    Lonetalstraße 61

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Mühlenstadel Hist. Mühlenverein Burgberg

    Breite Furt 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schweinchenbrunnen

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Klaus Przewodnik

    Heckenweg 7

    Mountains
  • Eselsburger Tal

    Mountains
  • Wohnhaus am Spital

    Gruorner Straße 48

    Mountains
  • Lonetal

    Mountains
  • Dörfler r.

    Mountains
  • Grafberger Engelbert Dipl.verw.wirt Fh Steuerberater

    Auf dem Berg 1

    Mountains
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  • Silbersee

    Lakes
  • Vöhringen Badesee Grüne Lunge

    Lakes
  • Autobahnsee Elchingen

    Lakes
  • Badesee Pfuhl

    Lakes
  • Badesee Au

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  • Museum der Brotkultur

    Salzstadelgasse 10

    Museums
  • Kunstverein Ulm

    Kramgasse 4

    Museums
  • Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum

    Schillerstraße 1

    Museums
  • Kunsthalle Weishaupt

    Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 1

    Museums
  • Ulmer Museum

    Marktplatz 9

    Museums
  • Aquarium & Tropenhaus

    Wielandstraße 80

    Museums
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  • InterSpa Gesellschaft für Betrieb Wonnemar Donaubad Ulm/Neu-Ulm

    Wiblinger Straße 55

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  • Legoland

    Legoland-Allee 2

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Legoland Deutschland

    Legoland Allee 1

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
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  • Choclet

    Herdbruckerstraße 14

    Restaurants Bars
  • Riolet Pizzeria Bar

    Kronengasse 10

    Italian Pizza Bars
  • Capos Grössenwahn

    Platzgasse 22

    Bars Restaurants
  • Museum Café-Bar

    Marktplatz 9

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars Restaurants
  • Manhattan, Die Cocktailbar

    Neutorstraße 34

    Bars
  • Sahara - Shisha, Tea & Cocktail Bar

    Glöcklerstraße 4

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  • Fair Play GmbH

    Bahnhofplatz 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Fair Play GmbH

    Haslacher Weg 71

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Fair Play GmbH

    Keltergasse 5

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • FAIR PLAY Automaten-Betriebe- GmbH

    Gerhart-Hauptmann-Weg 9

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Fair Play

    Elisabethenstraße 14

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Magic Casino

    Seligweiler 1

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • DIE SCHNECKE - Handpuppen

    Alemannenstraße 33

    Hiking
  • Schwäbischer Albverein - Ortsgruppe Justingen/Ingstetten

    Anselmstraße 7

    Hiking
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  • H. Krieghoff GmbH

    Boschstraße 22

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Christine Fischer

    Buchenlandweg 130

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Lucas de Kleen Maribel

    Schlossergasse 21

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Fink Andreas Waffenhandel

    Feuchtmayerstraße 10d

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Fehrenbach August Waffen - Messer - Schlüssel

    Lange Gasse 15

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Donaustadion

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Ratiopharm Arena

    Europastraße 25

    Stadiums and Arenas Music and Show Venues
  • Dietrich-Lang-Sportzentrum

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Rebayhalle

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Soccer-Center-Senden

    Berlinerstraße 9

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Dieter Baumann Halle Blaubeuren

    Stadiums and Arenas
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