We have been to Danube Stadium in Ulm three times. SV BSZS (German shepherds Championship) was held there in 2003, 2005 and 2009. That’s why we spent in the stadium nine days (three days every year). The stadium is rather convenient for the show and Baden Wuerttemberg GSD land group is friendly enough.
We’re going there in 2012 for the fourth time.
You can watch my 3 min 47 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2003 Asslan v Haus Schiran TSB Protection Service ,
7 min 38 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2005 Ulm Aurum Aglis Pilar and Asslan ,
6 min 19 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2003 Ulm Ceremony of awards ,
8 min 45 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2005 Ulm Ceremony of awards 2,
4 min 07 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2005 Ulm Ceremony of awards part 2 ,
9 min 15 sec HD Video SV BSZS 2009 GHKL Ruden Working dog class male
out of my Youtube channel.
Surely there are areas in the city where I would consider not cyclist-friendly. But in historic city centres and on main arteries you have limited possibility to create safe cycleways. And in a few areas cycleways are somehow hidden, only known to locals or even insiders, or do end without warning, and you have no idea where you should carry on if you do not have local knowledge.
Still I would consider Ulm a great place for cycling. As you can surely imagine, there are fabulous trails along the rivers, along the Danube, Iller and Blau. These are so great for cyclists that you have to look out for them if you are pedestrian, so they do not run you over.
I often cycled into the city from my southern suburb of Wiblingen, and also down south along the Iller and Illerkanal, to artificial swimming lakes (Baggerseen).
The trail along the Danube is part of the Donauradweg which goes from Donaueschingen (where the Danube starts at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg) to Passau, and further into Austria.
You can hire a bicycle in Ulm at a site between Hauptbahnhof (Railway Station) and Busbahnhof (central bus station; just beside the Railway Station), and at a bicycle shop named Ralf Reich in Frauenstraße (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). At Radstation a full day hire costs 5 Euro (as Feb. 2010).
You can download a map of Ulm’s cycleways here:
A great roundtrip from Ulm I have done over and over again is along the Danube to Ehingen, from there to Blaubeuren (Blautopf), and then through the Blau valley back to Ulm. Is about 70 kilometres, so can be nicely done in a day. You cycle through quiet rural landscape, quaint villages, historic towns, the most wonderful river spring (turquoise-green Blautopf), Jurassic rocks, and one of the best Italian ice-cream shops in the region (Eis-Bof in Blaubeuren). Just before Ehingen you have a not too difficult uphill section, the rest is rather flat.
Equipment: Appropriate cycling clothes, sports shoes or at least sturdy sandals. Helmet not compulsory but recommended.
On photo 2 you see cyclists on the cycleway along the Danube.