Ulm is a city in Germany, part of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg. Population is slightly above 115,000.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Industry
4 Sights
5 People from Ulm
6 External Links


Ulm was first mentioned in 854, and was declared city by Friedrich Barbarossa in 1164. Ulm blossomed during the 1500s and 1600s, mostly due to the export of Barchent. It was also the high of art in Ulm, especially for painters and sculptors.

In 1803, it ceased to be a "free city" and became part of Bavaria, and 1810 part of the Kingdom of Württemberg.

Since 1938 it became again a free city, that mean's, it does not belong to a county.


  • The Danube River flows through Ulm. On the other side of the river, there is the "twin city" of Neu-Ulm, a lot smaller than Ulm and formerly a part of it (pop. ~50,000). Neu-Ulm is part of Bavaria.


  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Ratiopharm
  • Gardena (gardening tools)


  • The Minster of Ulm with the world's highest church steeple (161.5 meters and 753 steps).

People from Ulm



External Links

Other places called Ulm include: