Part of my 2011 European travel adventures
Ulm is a small town in southern Germany, located between the big cities Munich and Stuttgart. I happened to have a business meeting in one of the small towns nearby and decided to book my hotel in Ulm. I stayed here for three days and really had a great time exploring this medieval gem. I love the small towns in Germany, because the people are friendlier and warmer and usually the historic parts are left intact. Ulm was so far one of the most beautiful towns I've seen so far in Germany. The town is famous for the tallest church in the world, but if you think that's the only thing that makes a visit worth, you are wrong. Ulm is full of nice little spots waiting to be explored.
1. My impression of Ulm
I booked a hotel within walk from the main railway station. At the same time, it was located within walking distance to the historic center, which was for me perfect. Ulm is great, because you can see most of it in a day and by merely walking around the old town, everything is located next to each other. The 161.5m tall tower of the Ulm Minster is dominating the skyline and it's the landmark of the town. The biggest square is right in front of this gigantic church, but there is an older part of Ulm located south of the Minster, close to the river Danube. That was for me the most charming part of town.
2. My photos of Ulm
Take a walk with me around the old Ulm:
Read my post about Ulm Minster here>>
3. Ulm in conclusion
Ulm is simply a gem. Not only it's full of beautiful historic remains, I found the people very friendly. If you're not bound to stay in one of the bigger cities in the area such as Munich, Augsburg or Stuttgart, choose Ulm, you'll definitely not regret it.