The Neu-Ulm And Ulm Region
A dynamic border region
Ulm and Neu-Ulm look optimistically to the future. Strong, modern companies offer a diverse range of jobs, and more and more people are moving to Neu-Ulm and Ulm – from Germany and abroad. Political institutions and the academic world have recognised this potential: The universities are evolving and cultural and social commitment are receiving support so that Ulm and Neu-Ulm together remain an attractive place to live.
Location and urban development
Two federal states – Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg – and different mentalities converge in Ulm and Neu-Ulm. This interplay promotes exchange and creates dynamism: People usually perceive Ulm and Neu-Ulm as one city in their everyday life.
Located exactly halfway between Munich and Stuttgart, both cities are very well situated and can be reached quickly – by ICE train, via the motorways A7 and A8 and from the region's airports.
Ulm attracted nationwide attention in particular due to its blend of historical and modern buildings, created by architects such as Richard Meier and Gottfried Böhm. Neu-Ulm has changed its appearance perceptibly – like hardly any other city in Bavaria: After the American armed forces left, the city has since the mid-1990s successfully converted the former barracks into modern residential complexes, recreational parks and a region of service providers.
The countryside and leisure opportunities around Ulm and Neu-Ulm account for a great part of the region's special charm. The Danube connects both cities and offers cyclists and rowers the chance to pursue their sport to their heart's content. The Swabian Alb region boasts inviting mediaeval towns and natural monuments. The foothills of the Alps and the Allgäu are nearby and are quick and easy to reach by rail, an advantage which students especially appreciate.
Anyone interested in culture can choose between various theatres (Ulm's is the oldest municipal theatre in Germany), cinemas and exhibitions. Above all, the Weishaupt Art Gallery, with its representative collection of contemporary art at the heart of Ulm's city centre, has attracted nationwide attention in past years. Neu-Ulm's Edwin Scharff Museum presents not only works by the artist who lent it its name, but also alternating art exhibitions and museum workshops.
A strong economy and innovative region
There are two key factors that drive the region economically: growth and innovation. Many companies in the electronics, information and automotive sectors have their headquarters or branches in Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Students have the chance to take up internships there, write study assignments and often find work at them when they graduate. Universities and companies work closely together to develop commercial ideas and foster junior talents.