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Starting with the statistics: Ulm has the crookedest house (as listed in Guinness World Records) and one of the narrowest (4.5m wide), the world’s oldest zoomorphic sculpture (aged 30,000 years), tallest cathedral steeple (161.5m high), and is the birthplace of the physicist, Albert Einstein.

This idiosyncratic city will win your affection with everyday encounters, particularly in summer as you pedal along the Danube and the Fischerviertel’s beer gardens hum with animated chatter. One Helles (pale lager) too many and you may decide to impress the locals by attempting the tongue twister: ‘In Ulm, um Ulm, und um Ulm herum’ ('In Ulm, around Ulm and all around Ulm').

Explore Ulm


Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Ulm.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Ulm.