Ulm is a city in Germany located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. This ancient imperial city is situated on the left bank of the Danube River, known as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.
Ulm Germany – Photo Credit: Luis Fernando Felipe Alves
How to spend 1 day in Ulm Germany
In this 1-day itinerary in Ulm, discover the main attractions of the city.
Day 1 in Ulm
Start the day by visiting Ulmer Münster, located on Münsterplatz. For panoramic views of the city visit the top of the church tower.
Next to the church is the modern Stadthaus building, which houses a café, restaurant and hosts various events. And near the Stadthaus building is the Weishaupt Art Gallery.
Head to the Ulm City Wall (Ulmer Stadtmauer) along the Danube, and you’ll find the Metzgerturm, a 36-meter high tower, as well as restaurants and cafes.
Explore the Fischerviertel, the site has numerous restored half-timbered houses, narrow alleys, bridges around the Blau River.
Schwörhaus is another building in the city, it is the former Palace of the Kings. The site now houses the Museum of Local History.
Things to see
- Ulmer Münster
- Stadthaus Ulm
- Ulmer Rathaus
- Ulm City Wall
Day 1 Itinerary Map
Sights in Ulm
1. Ulmer Münster
The Ulmer Münster is a Lutheran church from the Gothic era that was completed only in the 19th century.
It has an observation platform. From the platform, you will have a panoramic view of the city.
Münsterplatz 21, 89073
2. Ulmer Rathaus
The Ulmer Rathaus is located south of the Ulmer Münster on Marktplatz. The oldest part of the current building was built in 1370.
The ornamental astronomical clock was installed around 1520.
Marktpl. 1, 89073
3. Walls of Ulm
The Walls of Ulm were built in 1482 along the banks of the Danube. Much of the 15th-century walls were well preserved.
Along the way, you will find the Metzgerturm 36 meters high.
Unter der Metzig, 89073
The Schwörhaus, a structure existing since the 17th century, is the former Kings Palace.
The local history museum is located in the “Schwörhaus”, which also houses the city archives of Ulm.
Weinhof 12, 89073
The Fisherman’s Quarter (Fischerviertel) located around the Blau river is a wonderful place to explore on foot.
The site includes numerous restored half-timbered houses, narrow alleys, bridges, excellent restaurants, and places to shop.
6. Einstein Brunnen
The Einstein Fountain is a bronze sculpture made by Jürgen Goertz in 1984.
Zeughausgasse 15, 89073
The Stadthaus is a modern building located near the cathedral. It creates a mixture of past and future.
The place has a cafe and a restaurant.
Münsterplatz 50, 89073
The Weishaupt is located near the Ulmer Münster.
The beautiful building has an entrance hall with glass walls that give modernity to the square.
Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 1, 89073
9. Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden was founded in 1981, it has an area of 28 hectares, being one of the largest in Germany. It is maintained by the University of Ulm.
Where to stay in Ulm
1. Maritim Ulm
Located on the banks of the Danube 15 minutes from the center, the Maritim Hotel Ulm offers comfort and elegance.
Rooms feature a seating area, flat-screen TV, and minibar.
The hotel has an indoor pool and a restaurant on the 16th floor.
Basteistraße 40, 89073
2. Boutique 005 Ulm City
©Boutique 005 Ulm City
Boutique 005 Ulm City is a charming hotel located just a short distance from the Ulmer Münster and the banks of the Danube.
The rooms are elegant and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a work desk.
Sterngasse 17, 89073 Ulm, Germany
3. LAGO hotel & restaurant am see
©LAGO hotel & restaurant am see
Located on the banks of the river, the LAGO hotel & restaurant am see offers comfortable rooms with all modern amenities.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV, work desk and minibar.
The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.
Friedrichsau 50, 89073 Ulm, Germany
4. Hotel Löwen
Hotel Löwen is a family-run hotel located in the Söflingen district of a former monastery 25 minutes away by public transport from central Ulm.
The rooms are individually decorated and equipped with a TV and work desk.
The hotel has a restaurant.
Klosterhof 41, 89077 Ulm, Germany
5. Leonardo Royal Hotel Ulm
©Leonardo Royal Hotel Ulm
Leonardo Royal Hotel Ulm is located next to the city’s central station and 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the Ulmer Münster.
The modern rooms feature a flat-screen TV, coffee machine, electric kettle, and minibar.
The hotel has a gym and a sauna.
Mörikestraße 17, 89077 Ulm, Germany
Shopping in Ulm
1. Galeria Kaufhof
Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.
Bahnhofstraße 5, 89073
2. Glacis-Galerie Ulm
The Glacis-Galerie is located 1 km from the Ulmer Rathaus.
Brands: Zara, New Yorker, Deichmann, Schuhe.
Plan your Trip
Ulm has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Stuttgart, Augsburg, Munich.
Stuttgart – 92.1 km (57.2 miles)
Augsburg – 86 km (53.5 miles)
Munich – 157 km (97.6 miles)
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