Ulm Travel Guide

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View from the spiral of the Münster

View from the spiral of the Münster

With this Ulm travel guide will help you fully discover and explore this rustic magnificent town. Ulm is a small and humble town in Southwest Germany and is known as the birthplace of Albert Einstein. 

Getting in and Around

Ulm is accessible by both air and land. If you are planning to visit Ulm you can take the train ride from Bayern and Baden-Württemberg and other regional railway station in Germany. This train ride will cost you €30. You can also take a flight to Augsburg, Friedrichshafen, Memmingen, Munich or Stuttgart and then take the IC and ICE train routed to Ulm.

Since the city center is quite small, you can simply walk around to explore Ulm. However, you can also take a mini-bus ride or the sightseeing boat ride on the Danube River.


Hotel Schiefes Haus is one of the most popular luxury hotels in downtown Ulm. The hotel offers cozy accommodation for €120 per night. However, if you find this too expensive or if you are looking for cheaper accommodations, you can check with the Ulm Tourist Office. You can ask for assistance, information and suggestions about different pension houses situated in the old town. These pension houses offer comfy rooms and a great view of the old town itself.

Eating Out

Although Ulm is just a little town, there are still several great restaurants in town. Most of the restaurants in town are good and offer authentic German cuisine and beer. If you are looking for a reasonably price great meal, you can try The Hemperium Restaurant/Bar, Fischerviertel, The Kornhäusle, The Tagblatt, Donaustern and Gaststätte zur Stadt Heidenheim.


There are lots of old buildings around Ulm which showcases 14th century architecture and interiors. Great structures you can visit are the Ulmer Münster Cathedral, Blautopf in Blaubeuren, The Rathaus, the Library of Ulm, the Museum of Bread Culture and Kunsthalle Weishaupt. If you happen to visit Ulm in July, you can experience its infamous Schwörmontag Festival also known as Nabada. This is a colorful and lively festival that involves walking and swimming in the Danube River.

Night Life

Germany is known for its wide selection of beers or lagers and Ulm is not an exemption. Most bars and pubs around town have their own brewing house. Popular night spots in Ulm are The Barfüßer, The Schlössle and the Irish pub known as Murphy's Law.


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