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Starting Point Ulm:
The beginning of a wonderful journey

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 Romantic Road: length: 413 km from Würzburg to Füssen.
Distance from Ulm (to Augsburg): km85, by car 1h.

What to expect on the Romantic Road
[ ]: Beautiful cities from the Middle Ages.

Why you should have traveled on the Romantic Road once in your life:
Because the Romantic Road is one of the oldest, most beautiful and best known vacation routes in Germany. Important stopovers in terms of history or scenic beauty are Würzburg, Wertheim, Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Harburg, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Friedberg, Landsberg am Lech and Füssen. Medieval towns all in the immediate vicinity.

Rothenburg: distance from Ulm 140km, by car 1h 30min. 
What to expect in Rothenburg:
The living Middle Ages, in all its beauty and architectural culture.  
Why you should have been to Rothenburg once in your life: Here you will experience a journey back in time to the Middle Ages, as the cobblestone streets are lined with countless half-timbered houses and the city walls include many gatehouses and towers.

Neuschwanstein Castle: distance from Ulm km130, by car1 h 15min. 
What to expect at Neuschwanstein Castle:
Bavaria's King Ludwig II and his famous dream in white, a castle of superlatives - and a place of longing of world rank.  

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.

Füssen:Distance from Ulm 130 km, by car 1h 15min.
What awaits you in Füssen: The highest town in Bavaria.  

Why you should have been to Füssen once in your life: 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.  

Schwäbisch Hall: distance from Ulm 120 km, by car 1 h 40 min. What awaits you in Schwäbisch Hall: 800 years of history.  
Why you should have been to Schwäbisch Hall once in your life: The industrial settlement on a Franconian royal estate that arose in the Middle Ages (1156) around a salt works became an imperial city of the Hohenstaufen kings in the Holy Roman Empire. Salt boilers, Heller, open-air plays and the Schwäbisch Hall building society are just a few of the things Schwäbisch Hall is known for.


Munich: Distance from Ulm 155km, by car 1h 40 min.

What to expect in Munich:
Munich is considered by many visitors from abroad as the typical 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.

Why you should have been to Munich once in your life:
Because Munich is unique in the world and offers a great insight into the country & people as well as technology & art 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.  

BMW - Visit to 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 tour online:  BMW World - Explore Location (
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, 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 Arena [Official website of the Allianz Arena Munich ( in 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 final, and can seat over 75,000 spectators - in non-corona times. 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.


Stuttgart: distance from Ulm: 80 km, by car 1 h

What to expect in Stuttgart: Automotive industry (Porsche and Mercedes Benz) at your fingertips, a beautiful city center, castles and gardens, outlet shopping and of course the world famous staircases from the 19th century, the "Stuttgarter Stäffele".

Why you should have been to Stuttgart once in your life:

Because Stuttgart is the automotive capital of Germany. Mercedes Benz and Porsche have their worldwide headquarters here. 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. Here you will find almost 100 vehicles on display. As the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart also offers sights such as the Old Palace in the center of the city and the New Palace, while Hohenheim Palace and the Hohenheim Gardens are inviting places to explore when the weather is nice. 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.  

The Old and the New Castle
The Old Castle [Landesmuseum Württemberg Stuttgart (], 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 [Neues Schloss Stuttgart (] in the city center 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 [Porsche Museum - Porsche Deutschland] 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 [Mercedes-Benz Museum - Stuttgart. ] 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 [Outletcity Metzingen " Fashion 30-70% reduced | Designer Outlet], a city full of fascinating experiences between shopping, sightseeing, gastronomy and well-being


What you can expect in Augsburg  Germany's second oldest city, 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.
Peace and nature in the parks on the banks of the Lech and Wertach rivers and in the Augsburg - Western Forests nature park bordering 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.

"Augsburg Water Management System" - UNESCO World Heritage SiteThe "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.Translated with (free version)  

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 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 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 by 1624, is one of the most imposing representative rooms in Germany and conveys the splendour of the imperial city.


Distance to Ulm: 160 km, 1 h 50 minutes by car What awaits you in Ingolstadt:
A green metropolis with many historic buildings and the world-famous Audi Forum with state-of-the-art automobile production.
Why you should have been to Ingolstadt once in your life:

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!

Lake Constance

Lake Constance: distance from Ulm: 100 km, by car 1 h

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.

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 [Discover the Island and Garden-City Lindau in Lake Constance] 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 

Arlberg: distance to Ulm: 200 km, 2 h 30 minutes by car

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.

Reichenau Island
Reichenau [Get to know the 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.