Life - leisure and sports

End of working day. Weekend. Time for relaxation and recreation. Whether for a sporting activity or an adventurous experience: the Ulm innovation region offers clever alternatives for almost every type of leisure activity. Inline skating, cycling and climbing in the beautiful nature are just as important as water fun in the adventure pools and lakes in the region. Golf fans will also get their money’s worth. Those who prefer to watch sports can cheer on the basketball players of the Bundesliga club ratiopharm Ulm and the second division club Erdgas Ehingen. And in winter, the ski slopes and cross-country trails on the Swabian Jura attract.

Family fun and more!

The tourism facilities in the region have put together a thick leisure package especially for families with children under the motto “Family Fun”. The leisure attractions “Legoland Germany”, the “Adventure World” from Steiff and the “Ravensburger Spieleland” are also just a few kilometers from Ulm.

Bike tours on the Danube and Iller

Family-friendly or sporty cycling – no problem in the region! Tours are available in the Blautal, Illertal and Donaumoos, among others. There are also signposted family-friendly day tours on which the attractive surroundings can be discovered by bike.

Rowing on the Danube

World champions are made here: The traditional Ulm rowing club Danube is one of the successful rowers from the 2015 world championship eight. In the performance center on the Danube there are optimal training opportunities. Also for recreational athletes who like to leisurely up and back row the Danube.


244 climbing elements invite you to balance, swing and climb in a beautiful forest area near Laichingen. Visitors can try out eleven courses with increasing difficulty. Wallenhausen is also going high: here there is a climbing park in the middle of natural trees. Parcours of various levels of difficulty and more than 80 climbing elements make a special experience of nature possible. If you don’t want to do without year-round climbing fun, the DAV climbing hall in Neu-Ulm offers the ideal solution. Thrills included.


Donaubad Ulm / Neu-Ulm

Fun and action are guaranteed in the mega slide tower of the Danube bath. While the little ones play in the adventure pool, the big ones let themselves be carried away by the flow channel in the outdoor pool and enjoy the holiday feeling in the adventure wave pool. The 35 ° C warm thermal pool with numerous bubble beds offers relaxation and recreation. In the attractive sauna world, you can take a relaxing break from everyday life.

Feel-good waterpark in Bad Blau

Adventure pools with waves and slides, brine pools outside and a swimmer pool with a length of 25 meters – the Bad Blau in Blaustein is a recommendation for water lovers of all ages. The bistro, the large lawn and the wellness area with saunas in Finnish style complete the offer.

Nautilla - the waterpark in Illertissen

In addition to the swimmer and non-swimmer pools, the adventure pool offers a 34 ° C brine outdoor pool with various attractions. Little guests are also catered for, they can let off steam in the toddler area with spray park and on the 53 m long water slide. In the catering trade, you can fill up with enjoyment after having fun swimming.


The course of the Ulm Golf Club near Illerrieden is one of the most beautiful golf courses in southern Germany. The Golf Club Ulm is the only one in the region to be one of the “Leading Golf Courses of Germany”. This seal of quality stands for the best playing conditions, professional club management and high-quality gastronomy. The 18-hole course of the Donau-Riss golf club is located in Ehingen-Rißtissen, fitted into the flat landscape in front of the Swabian Jura, but still designed to be sophisticated. Golf is also played on the Bavarian side of the Danube: the 9-hole course of the NEW GOLF CLUB Neu-Ulm is idyllically located directly on the Danube.