14 Facts About Ulm


Ulm is a city in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, situated on the river Danube on the border with Bavaria.

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Today, Ulm is an economic centre due to its varied industries, and it is the seat of the University of Ulm.

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City of Ulm is situated in the northern part of the North Alpine Foreland basin, where the basin reaches the Swabian Alb.

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Oldest traceable settlement of the Ulm area began in the early Neolithic period, around 5000 BC.

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Ulm blossomed during the 15th and 16th centuries, mostly due to the export of high-quality textiles.

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In 1810, Ulm was incorporated into the Kingdom of Wurttemberg and lost its districts on the other bank of the Danube, which came to be known as Neu-Ulm .

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Sole RAF strategic bombing during World War II against Ulm occurred on 17 December 1944, against the two large lorry factories of Magirus-Deutz and Kassbohrer, as well as other industries, barracks, and depots in Ulm.

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Ulm experienced substantial growth in the decades following World War II, with the establishment of large new housing projects and new industrial zones.

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In 1967, Ulm University was founded, which proved to be of great importance for the development of the city.

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In 2007 the City of Ulm was awarded the European Energy Award for its remarkable local energy management and its efforts to combat climate change.

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Ulm Minster has been fully powered by renewables since January 2008.

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Ulm is situated at the crossroads of the A8 motorway, and the A7 motorway .

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Ulm was the first area to be served by the Daimler AG's Car2Go carsharing service in 2008.

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Ulm is the seat of the city's University of Applied Sciences, founded in 1960 as a public school of engineering.

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