Ulm

Ulm (German pronunciation: [ˈʔʊlm] (listen)) is a city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Danube on the border with Bavaria. The city, whose population is estimated at more than 126,000 (2018), forms an urban district of its own (German: Stadtkreis) and is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district.

Ulm
Ulm with the Ulm Minster
Location of Ulm
Ulm
Ulm
Coordinates: 48°24′N 09°59′E
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictStadtkreis
First mentioned854 AD
Subdivisions18 Stadtteile
Government
  Lord mayor (201523) Gunter Czisch[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total118.69 km2 (45.83 sq mi)
Elevation
478 m (1,568 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total126,405
  Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
89073–89081
Dialling codes0731, 07304,
07305, 07346
Vehicle registrationUL
Websitewww.ulm.de

Founded around 850, Ulm is rich in history and traditions as a former free imperial city (German: freie Reichsstadt). The neighboring town of Neu-Ulm in Bavaria was part of Ulm until 1810.

Today, Ulm is an economic centre due to its varied industries, and it is the seat of the University of Ulm. Internationally, the city is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world (161.53 m or 529.95 ft), the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster), and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.