Welcome to Ulm!

Small, but fine! Ulm – the birthplace of Albert Einstein – is a vibrant city with a great historical past.

Ulm: Simply atmosphere

A city to relax and enjoy! The historic Münsterturm – still the tallest church tower in the world – rises out of the medieval city centre. The square around the Münster is not only a popular meeting place for Christmas (market) time. Here people meet at the weekly market or in the many shops and cafés in the city center. After strolling through the romantic fishing district with its quaint pubs, you quickly reach the Danube, which separates Ulm from the Bavarian sister city of Neu-Ulm, and along the river, Friedrichsau, the largest and most lively of Ulm’s parks.


Nightlife – where to start?

There is plenty of choice for evening activities: Many cinemas - in summer often open air, exhibitions, concerts, the city theatre, small theatre stages and countless smaller and larger pubs provide variety beyond the study. Real highlights are the "Ulmer Zelt", which provides an extraordinary international cultural programme from May to July, the Theatre Summer at the Wilhelmsburg with many music and theatre events and the Ulmer Kulturnacht, which in September fills the whole city with dance, theatre, experimental acts, dialect, pop or world music.

So much to discover

Since the Middle Ages, Ulm has been an important city located at the junction of important trade routes. Today, Ulm still connects major cities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Ulm's strong connection with other cultures is expressed in numerous festivals, such as the Danube Festival with participants from all countries along the Danube, or the French Wine Festival. By car or train you can quickly reach Stuttgart, Munich or Nuremberg. There is also a lot to discover from the history of the origin of mankind around Ulm: In the Swabian Alb, unique prehistoric cave dwellings, which are part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage, were found. They contained the oldest works ever found of Ice Age artists made of mammoth ivory: the famous "Lion Man", the "Venus" and many other touching Ice Age artefacts.


For active and sporty ones

In addition to the huge sports offerings of the University, Ulm and the surrounding area are also interesting for sports enthusiasts. With water sports on the Danube or the lakes in the area, in the climbing rocks of the Swabian Alps and the nearby Blautal, on extensive cycle routes around Ulm, while ice skating, golfing or on the boulder wall, the head quickly becomes clear again. Lake Constance and the Allgäu Alps are only about an hour’s drive away and offer water and winter sports for every taste.


Let’s celebrate

Unique and an absolute highlight in summer is the „Schwörwoche“ (Week of the Lord Mayor’s swear). On "Schwörmontag", Ulm's own public holiday, the Lord Mayor reports to the city's inhabitants and swears the historical oath, a tradition from the 14th century. Century. In the afternoon, the "Nabada", the big water festival for everyone on the Danube, provides cooling. Every year, there are imaginative and elaborately built boats with partly political or pure fun motives to marvel at, before you plunge into the hustle and bustle of the old town festival. Every four years the traditional "Fischerstechen" with colourful costume parades takes place.


Living in Ulm

Apply early! This applies to the housing offer of the „Studierendenwerk“, which offers low-cost and affordable housing in various parts of Ulm. It is also important to act quickly when deciding on other forms of housing – student apartments, individual apartments or private accommodation. Because urban or non-urban living in Ulm is popular.
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