Parks and Gardens

  • The Friedrichsau is a big park in Ulm at the banks of the Danube (tram line 1, stop “Donauhalle“) with a small zoo (the Aquarium), small lakes and many beer gardens. A lot of events take place there (e.g. Ulmer Zelt, Ulmer Volksfest).
  • The Glacis Park is a nice park in Neu-Ulm with lakes, playgrounds and a beer garden. There are a lot of cultural and musical events in the summer which are always free.
  • The Botanical Garden of Ulm University includes green houses, an Apothekergarten (pharmacy garden) and a beer garden.


  • Donaubad Ulm (only in German!)
    Wiblingerstraße 55, 89231 Neu-Ulm
    Indoor water park with outside section and open air swimming pool in summer time
  • Bad Blau (only in German!)
    Boschstraße 12, 89134 Blaustein,
    Indoor water park with outside section
  • Westbad (only in German!)
    Moltkestraße 30, 89077 Ulm
    Low priced municipal indoor swimming pool.
  • Hallenbad Neu Ulm (only in German!)
    Kantstraße 4, 89231 Neu-Ulm
    Low priced municipal indoor swimming pool
  • Baggerseen (artificial lakes)
    Around Ulm, there are a few artificial lakes like Pfuhler See (Neu-Ulm Pfuhl), Ludwigsfelder See (Neu-Ulm Ludwigsfeld) and Waldsee Senden. These lakes are located in the beautiful nature, free of charge and are used by many people for swimming. The best way to reach these lakes is by bicycle or car.

Places for day trips or a weekend away

  • Blaubeuren is a small town 20 km west of Ulm and has Germany’s biggest karst spring, the "Blautopf", as well as a medieval monastery.
  • The Wiblingen Monastery is a former Benedictine monastery and has a beautiful baroque library.
  • The Swabian Alb offers beautiful landscape, many caves and a lot of castles.
  • Lake Constance (Bodensee) is Germany’s biggest lake and can be reached within one hour by train or car.
  • The Allgäu Alps offer excellent skiing and hiking opportunities. They can be reached in an hour.

You can find more interesting information about the region on the website of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (only in German!). Here you can find information on universities and other educational institutions, lakes and skiing areas nearby, the most beautiful hiking tours and the best bars and restaurants of Baden-Württemberg. You can also find out about current real estate and job offers as well as cultural events in the area.

More ideas for leisure time activities:

Ecodrom Neu-Ulm (only in German!)
einstein Boulderhalle Ulm (only in German!)
EXITGAMES Ulm (only in German!)
Lasertag Neu-Ulm (only in German!)
sparkassendome DAV Kletterwelt Neu-Ulm (only in German!)
Xtreme Jump Ulm (only in German!)