Zwei Radfahrer fahren entlang der Donau am Donauradweg in Au an der Donau.




Linked and yet divided by the Danube: the old former free imperial city of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and the new city of Neu-Ulm in Bavaria. Ulm is the birthplace of Albert Einstein and is characterized by its historic and picturesque fishermen’s quarter and the gothic minster which is the highest church building in the world. Neu-Ulm offers a unique panorama on the Danube, beautiful parks in the heart of the city and a modern shopping centre. The cities form a cultural centre between medieval and modern times; with many museums, traditional festivals and regional cuisine. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy a bicycle tour along the popular Danube Cycle Route. Moreover, the twin-cities provide the perfect starting point for exploring the neighbouring areas by train or bike, such as the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen, the Swabian Alb with its magnificent countryside, romantic towns and the historic cloisters in Upper Swabia. 

Highlights in Ulm/Neu-Ulm

  • Ulm minster
  • Fishermen’s and tanners’ quarter
  • Fortress of Ulm
  • City park Glacis Neu-Ulm

Hint: Get the UlmCard and enjoy free public transport and free entrance to attractions!

Highlights in the region

UNESCO world heritage “Caves and Ice-Age Art of the Swabian Alb”

  • 3 caves in the Ach Valley (Hohle Fels, Geißenklösterle, Sirgenstein)
  • 3 caves in the Lone Valley (Vogelherd, Hohlenstein-Stadel, Bockstein)

UNESCO-World Heritage

The region gained attention in 2017 with the “Caves and Ice-Age Art of the Swabian Alb”, which received the UNESCO world heritage label. The world’s oldest known musical instruments and figurative artworks have been discovered here. They are made of mammoth ivory and date back 40.000 years! A visit of the caves shows how ice-age inhabitants lived in former times.

Green Mobility within the Pearl

Main hub: Ulm railwaystation

Trains: Deutsche Bahn –, +49 800 150 7090; Bicycle transportationis free of charge (only on regional trains in Baden-Württemberg)

Bus lines: DING –, +49 1805 77 99 66 (fee-based)

EV6 – Danube Cycle Route: 

  • 200 km from Donaueschingen to Ulm 
  • 400 km from Ulm to Passau via Regensburg 
  • Transport service for luggage from Donaueschingen to Regensburg 
  • Bed and bike accommodations

UlmCard: Discover Ulm/Neu-Ulm with the UlmCard

  • Free tower climb to the highest church tower in the world
  • Free guided tour through the city including Ulm Minster (in English from July to September)
  • Free entrance to many exciting museums and exhibitions
  • Gastronomic delicacies and free souvenirs
  • Optional: Free use of public transport within the city boundaries of Ulm and Neu-Ulm (DING)  


  • 24 hours: 17 € (with public transport 19 €)
  • 48 hours: 22 € (with public transport 26 €)

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Mobile in Ulm and around Ulm

All information on how to be mobile in Ulm and around Ulm can be found in the virtual mobility centre.

Virtual Mobility Center
Mobility Card in Ulm

You want to know more about this Danube.Pearl?

Tourist-Information Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Münsterplatz 50, 89073 Ulm

info(at), +49 731 161 2830

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