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Ulm, 29/30 March 2023

Starting Point Ulm: 
Historical and modern sights in perfect harmony.

Are you traveling for Coiltech Deutschland and wondering what else the region has to offer? Plenty! Why not combine the useful with the pleasant, because within a maximum distance of 1-2 hours you will find many of the highlights of Germany - especially for technology and automobile enthusiasts. Here are a few suggestions for places that are easy to get to. 

The Romantic Road, the beginning of a wonderful journey.

Along the Romantic Road, one highlight follows the next: it leads through important wine-growing areas, past famous medieval towns to the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The wine from Württemberg is legendary for its red wine sites!  

Why is the Romantic Road so famous?
Nature, culture, art and hospitality await you everywhere: you will encounter historic architecture, romantic alleys, nooks and squares as well as world-famous monasteries, castles and palaces nestled in old parks with centuries-old trees.
Why you should have travelled on the Romantic Road once in your life:
 It is one of the best-known and most popular holiday routes in Germany. Important stops along the way for historical or scenic reasons are Würzburg, Wertheim, Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Harburg, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Friedberg, Landsberg am Lech and Füssen.
The Romantic Road: Length: 413 km from Würzburg to Füssen. Distance from Ulm (to Augsburg): km85, by car one hour.

Rothenburg is a German jewel of medieval art, so different in its charm and architectural beauty.  Let yourself be enchanted by the unique magic of this town, its fairytale silhouette and its medieval architecture.

Experience a journey back in time to the Middle Ages: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, with its historic old town, unique location above the Tauber valley and its half-timbered romanticism, represents for many the epitome of medieval Germany.   Imposing is the market square with its gigantic town hall, the town walls and their many towers, the castle garden that blooms over and over, St. Jacob's Church and the historic vault!   The Medieval Crime Museum, the Rothenburg Museum and the German Christmas Museum are highly recommended. In addition to wonderful beer gardens, Rothenburg also captivates with the fantastic ambience of quaint parlours!   Rothenburg: distance from Ulm 140km, by car 1h 30min. 

Neuschwanstein Castle The building was erected from 1869 onwards for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealised image of a knight's castle from the Middle Ages. Often referred to as the "fairytale castle", Neuschwanstein is open to visitors almost all year round. The architecture and interior design are influenced by the romantic eclecticism of the 19th century; the castle is considered a significant work of historicism.

Why you should have been to Neuschwanstein Castle once in your life: Because the fairy-tale king's "kitsch castle" has been delighting romantics, royalists and technology fans for 150 years to the present day: fantastic but also intemperate building art and interiors and incomprehensible art treasures, technological innovations and the legend of King Ludwig himself. It is located near Füssen in the Allgäu and can also be reached directly from Ulm via the A7 highway.  
Neuschwanstein Castle: distance from Ulm km130, by car1 h 15min.

Füssen: The highest town in Bavaria.  
The small romantic town of Füssen is surrounded by a breathtaking alpine panorama - at the southernmost point of the Romantic Road. Here you can immerse yourself in the past and be enchanted by the fairytale world around Neuschwanstein Castle.
Füssen: Distance from Ulm 130 km, by car 1h 15min.

Schwäbisch Hall, the royal city of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, the ducal and imperial noble family!
What awaits you in Schwäbisch Hall? 800 years of history! The industrial settlement on a Franconian royal estate that arose in the Middle Ages (1156) around salt works became an imperial city of the Hohenstaufen kings in the Holy Roman Empire. Salt boilers, Heller, and open-air plays are just a few of the highlights of what Schwäbisch Hall is worth seeing.
Schwäbisch Hall: distance from Ulm 120 km, by car 1 h 40 min. 


Munich, major European centre of arts, architecture, culture and science!
Munich is considered by many visitors from abroad as Thetypical German city! Here you can find beer, Brezn (a typical salty pastry; goes well with beer) and Bavarian Lederhosen, breathtaking architecture, world-famous museums for art and technology enthusiasts and much more.

Munich is unique!
Here you can "experience" the country and its people up close, enjoy art and culture, and learn about new technologies and advances in Germany. From the German Museum with worldwide unique technical exhibits to the BMW Museum, wonderful parks and green spaces like the English Garden with the Chinese Tower, a breathtaking collection of architecture and true building art of different styles and epochs, many theaters for music, opera and ballet, cultural events of all kinds, and last but not least a universe of culinary specialties, which finds its crowning glory in the top gastronomy. Several restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars, such as the gourmet restaurant "Atelier" in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof or the "Alois", formerly Restaurant Dallmayr.
Munich: Distance from Ulm 155km, by car 1h 40 min.

BMW - Visit the factory and museum
Watch how a BMW 3 Series is produced. BMW offers tours of production at its factory in Munich. From the press that shapes the steel to the workshop where the engine is started for the first time. You can book your "BMW World"-tour online.
Alternatively, or afterwards, you can still explore the entire history of the company, founded in 1913, up to the present day in the BMW Museum.
And right next door, the Olympic Park invites you to take a walk where medals were fought for in 1972. In the Olympic pool you can even swim yourself in the pool where Mark Spitz won gold 7 times.

The standing wave at the Eisbach and the Chinese Tower
The Eisbach wave at the entrance to the English Garden thrills surfing fans and onlookers from all over the world. It has been considered the world's most constant, biggest and best river wave in the middle of a major city for 40 years. And just a few steps further, in the English Garden itself, you can fortify yourself in the beer garden at the Chinese Tower. The 25m high structure was inaugurated in 1792 with the opening of the English Garden as a viewing platform.

The Allianz Arenain the north of Munich is the home ground of the FC Bayern Munich soccer club, one of the most successful and admired soccer teams in the world. It was also the venue for the 2006 World Cup and the 2012 Champions League finale and can seat over 75,000 spectators. Fans and the curious can explore the stadium on Guided Tours, visit the FC Bayern Museum or purchase collectibles and fan merchandise at the FC Bayern Store.

The Hofbräuhaus and other options
Almost 500 years old and located on Munich's Marienplatz, the Hofbräuhaus is perhaps the most famous pub on the globe today. Hofbräu beer has been served here for centuries - to fans and visitors from all over the world. ake a break and enjoy this unique Bavarian tavern! And also otherwise at the Marienplatz in Munich, you can discover a lot and in any case, eat and drink well.


Stuttgart, a former residence of the Duchy of Württemberg, is home to Mercedes and Porsche! Stuttgart's cityscape is characterised by many hills, vineyards, valleys such as the Neckar valley and green spaces such as Rosensteinpark, Schlossgarten, Höhenpark, monuments and churches. In addition, visitors appreciate the beautiful city centre, the castles and gardens, and the world-famous staircases from the 19th century, the "Stuttgarter Stäffele".  

The mixture of modernity and the past makes Stuttgart so worth visiting.
Because Stuttgart is the automotive capital of Germany. Mercedes Benz and Porsche have their worldwide headquarters here. Stuttgart ist die Automobilhauptstadt Deutschlands, die Headquarters von Mercedes Benz und Porsche befinden sich hier. Visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum or learn about Mercedes-Benz engine production. At the Porsche Museum, the dream of the sports car comes to life. Almost 100 vehicles are on display in the exhibition!

As the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart also offers sights such as the Old Palace and the New Palace in the centre of the city. Schloss Hohenheim, the former summer residence of Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg, is located amidst spacious green spaces, the Hohenheim Gardens, in the south of the city of Stuttgart. The palace in its present form is modelled on Versailles.    Stuttgart is a hilly city, and countless stairways, the "Stuttgarter Stäffele", date from the time of wine growing within the city until the early 19th century. This was how the steep terraces of cultivation could be cultivated in the first place. Even today there are more than 400 stairways in the city with a total length of over 20 km.
Stuttgart: distance from Ulm: 80 km, by car 1 h

The Old and the New Castle
The Old Castle, now a modern museum, was once a moated castle with over 1,000 years of history. Along with the collegiate church, it is the oldest building in the state capital. The New Palace in the city centre is strongly reminiscent of Versailles Palace in France. This is because the French palace complex once served as the model for the imposing structure.

The Porsche Museum
The dream of the sports car comes to life here. The museum offers insight into the exciting world of Porsche. Almost 100 vehicles and more than 200 small exhibits can be marveled at here - whether on a tour alone or as part of a museum tour. Factory tours are of course also available in Zuffenhausen.

Mercedes Benz Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum takes visitors on a journey through the history of the automobile. The history of the global corporation begins, of course, with the first automobile in 1886 and also offers over 1500 exhibits - from the world's first patented car to the hydrogen vehicle.

Shopping in the largest outlet in Europe - Metzingen
In Stuttgart Metzingen you will find all major designer brands in one place - at outlet prices. Outletcity Metzingen, a city full of fascinating experiences between shopping, sightseeing, gastronomy and well-being


What you can expect in Augsburg 
Germany's second-oldest city after Trier/Treves, a historic old town well worth seeing, where Mozart and Brecht also left their mark. 2,000 years of history: Romans and Renaissance, the world-famous Fuggerei, magnificent churches, craftsmen's alleyways and modern architecture. You will find incredible peace and quiet in the parks on the banks of the Lech and Wertach rivers and in the bordering nature park Naturpark Augsburg.

Why you should plan a trip to Augsburg
Impressive sights, a beautiful old town and a long Roman past that still characterises the cityscape today. Plenty of cultural highlights, varied leisure and sporting activities, a diverse gastronomic scene and accommodation to suit every taste and every budget.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: "Augsburg Water Management System"
The "Augsburg Water Management System" has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2019 with 22 exciting places in the city and in the district, including monumental fountains, hydraulic structures, drinking water plants, power plants, canals and channels. Numerous other monuments of historical water management bear witness to the great importance of Augsburg's world heritage. The mega-theme "water" includes resource protection, drinking water supply, hydropower utilisation, water hygiene and sustainability.

The Fuggerei is the oldest existing social settlement in the world, a city within a city with 67 houses and 142 flats as well as its own church. Jakob Fugger also donated the Fuggerei in the name of his brothers in 1521. Around 150 poor Augsburg citizens of the Catholic religion live here for an annual rent of €0.88 and three prayers a day. The four museums in the Fuggerei with a reconstructed historical flat and the exhibition in the World War II bunker can be visited daily with an entry fee.

Rathaus / Golden Hall
The town hall is one of Augsburg's main sights. Master builder Elias Holl built the most important secular building of the German Renaissance between 1615 and 1620. The Golden Hall - named after the gilded wooden ceiling - which was built there in 1624, is one of the most imposing representative rooms in Germany and conveys the splendour of the imperial city.


Ingolstadt is a green metropolis with many historic buildings and the world-famous Audi Forum with state-of-the-art automobile production.

You can watch the production of a premium sedan or experience the history of the Audi brand up close - from the beginnings of the first combustion engine to complete electrification - always true to the motto "Vorsprung durch Technik." Apart from that, the beautiful city of Ingolstadt has a lot more to offer in a very small space - history buffs get their money's worth just as much as classic car fans. This will also work on a drive-by visit!
Distance to Ulm: 160 km, 1 h 50 minutes by car

Lake Constance

What to expect at Lake Constance:
Lake Constance is the largest inland body of water in Germany, located in the border triangle between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Why you should have been to Lake Constance once in your life:
The Lake Constance region is a uniquely diverse region full of nature and a mild climate. In addition, there are beautiful, lively cities such as Bregenz, Lindau or Constance, for example. Enjoy unlimited water sports, vacation and recreational opportunities in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany.
Lake Constance: distance from Ulm: 100 km, by car 1 h

Bregenz Lake Stage
The world-famous and world's largest lakeside stage in Bregenz attracts thousands of visitors every year, especially during the Bregenz Festival "Spiel auf dem See". The event is known for spectacular opera and music performances in the natural setting of Lake Constance, impressive oversized stage sets, technical refinements and unique acoustics.

Lindau is a city on Lake Constance and is located in the German state of Bavaria. Known for its history, Lindau was first mentioned in a document as early as 882. And for its old town, which is located on an island in the lake and has a very special charm with its winding streets and medieval buildings. Here stands the "Bavarian Lion" and Germany's southernmost lighthouse. By the way, the name "Lindau" means "island where linden trees grow".

Skiing on the Arlberg 

The ski resort of Arlberg is a dream destination for skiers from all over the world.
The ski lifts and transport facilities are open until after Easter.Arlberg: distance to Ulm: 200 km, 2 h 30 minutes by car

Reichenau Island
Reichenau is an island in the district of Constance in Baden-Württemberg and the largest of its kind in Lake Constance. Internationally known is the Benedictine monastery of Reichenau located there, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 because of its outstanding religious and cultural significance in the Middle Ages. Surrounded by water all around, vegetables and wine are grown on Reichenau Island. Visitors can expect idyllic lakeside paths for hiking and walking, beautiful cycling routes in nature, numerous fishing opportunities and the best conditions for sailors, canoeists, and stand-up paddlers.

Pedaling around Ulm

By the way: You can experience the sporty variant of traveling by bike, because Ulm is embedded in an extensive network of long-distance bike paths. The Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route connects the city of Ulm with the Lake Constance region. If you are traveling by e-bike, you will find plenty of electric bike charging stations along the routes. Or you can choose the Hohenlohe-Ostalb-Weg, which leads over the Ostalb to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. A really long route lies ahead of you if you choose the Danube Cycle Path, on which Ulm is located: This leads from the source of the Danube via Passau, Vienna and Budapest to its mouth in the Black Sea.