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Location Ulm & Neu-Ulm

Located on the border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, the towns of Ulm and Neu-Ulm are considered up-and-coming twin towns in South Germany.

A comparatively cost-effective price level coupled with a high quality of living are the particular hallmarks of our economic location. This is enhanced by the geographical location as well as the associated transport infrastructure.

Below you will find information on the topics

Click here to go to the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology:


Click here to go to the homepage of the Invest in Bavaria programme of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology:


Click here to go to the homepage of Baden-Württemberg International:


Transport infrastructure

Located within the “industrial” south of Germany, the Ulm/Neu-Ulm is characterised by its central location with excellent infrastructure.

Cars and trucks

As a result of its location at the crossroads of the A8 and A7 Autobahns, conurbations like Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt are just as easily to get to as countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and well as parts of Eastern Europe.


The excellent rail network secures the ICE stop Ulm. With the implementation of the “Stuttgart 21” project, the significance of the Ulm/Neu-Ulm region acquires additional strength. The container station in the north of Ulm is the interface of the road and rail infrastructure and links the goods transportation.


Whatever your destination around the world, the airports Stuttgart, Munich, Augsburg, Friedrichshafen and Memmingen are between half and one and a half hours away and are easily reached.

Economic structure

With over 100, 000 employees subject to social insurance contributions, the twin town Ulm/Neu-Ulm has a widely distributed economic structure.

The processing industry continues to have a particular importance, but the service industry with a proportion of 50% has, in the meantime, developed in a very positive fashion over the last few years as a result of the Wissenschaftsstadt (science town) concept. 

Ulm University, with almost 8,000 employees is, in the meantime, the largest employer in Oberzentrum. 65,000 people a day commute to the towns of Ulm and Neu-Ulm.

In the past, a few large companies determined the economic structure of the Ulm/Neu-Ulm region. The active location policy has ensured that small and medium sized companies have been able to establish themselves. Traditional focuses, for example, the commercial vehicle industry, the machine and metal construction have been expanded to include future-oriented focuses like information technology, health and pharmaceuticals. Logistics have gained a special value.

Thus making the location more stable and resistant to crises.

Quality of living and life


The declaration as residential building land in various locations makes both towns future-oriented and attractive locations in terms of quality. In the next few years, further building areas are planned in Ulm and Neu-Ulm.

Leisure and sport

With its beautiful location on the banks of the Danube and close to the Swabian Alb the Ulm / Neu-Ulm region offers a wide variety of leisure and sporting facilities for everybody.


Thanks to the active town policy, Ulm and Neu-Ulm offer considerably more than just the Ulmer Muenster. In Ulm and Neu-Ulm there is a real cultural mile for those who are interested.


The requirements for highly qualified employees are constantly increasing within companies. This trend is additionally forced by the demographic changes in society. In conjunction with the three educational establishments (Ulm University, Hochschule Ulm and Hochschule Neu-Ulm), the towns Ulm and Neu-Ulm are combating this problem.


The following pages offer an overview of the childcare options and will help you to find the appropriate contact.


Neu-Ulm: Different opening hours during the open air pool season. For more information, go to:


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