On foot/bicycle/local public transport/car

The easiest way to reach the festival site on the banks of the Danube is by public transport. Just a few minutes' walk from the banks of the Danube is the "Rathaus Ulm" bus stop, which is served by city bus routes 4, 5 and 6 as well as regional buses.

There are designated bicycle parking areas for cyclists on both the Ulm and Neu-Ulm sides. Please note that bicycles are not permitted on the festival grounds for safety reasons.

This way you can get to the festival site sustainably and without stress:

SWU App

Ulm Card

DING App

Park and Ride

The following free P&R spaces are available to you:
Science Park II
Kuhberg school centre (Saturdays only),
Stockmahd/Donauhalle

From there, you can reach the city centre in 8 - 15 minutes. You can find the exact journey times at www.ding.eu or in the DING app.

Further information can be found at: https://www.ulm.de/leben-in-ulm/verkehr-und-mobilitaet/individualverkehr/parken-in-ulm/park-und-ride

Parking in Ulm and Neu-Ulm

Parking in Ulm
The nearby "Congress Centrum Süd" multi-storey car park is open every day during the International Danube Festival. 

Parking in Neu-Ulm
In Neu-Ulm, the Petrusplatz underground car park is available as a central parking facility.
This car park is open 24 hours a day. Further Park & Ride and commuter car parks can be found here
Parking in the city centre - City of Neu-Ulm

Further car parks and detailed information on the current number of free parking spaces can be found at www.parken-in-ulm.de

Caravan site in Ulm/Neu-Ulm
In the immediate vicinity of the Danube, 49 pitches (including 10 XL pitches) are available all year round and accessible 24 hours a day on the Neu-Ulm side. With electricity, fresh water, grey water and waste disposal, Wi-Fi and spacious pitches, the site is one of the absolute premium pitches in the region. Located right next to the Donaubad swimming pool in Neu-Ulm, it also has good transport links to the A7, A8, B10 and B30 motorways. You can find more information about this here

Coaches
Coach park (Glöcklerstraße/Neue Straße): 11 free coach parking spaces
Donauhalle car park (Böfinger Straße): 30 parking spaces
Edwin-Scharff-Haus car park (Silcherstraße 40, Neu-Ulm): 4 parking spaces

Parking outside the environmental zone
Car park Donaubad

Wiblinger Straße
89231 Neu-Ulm
From there it is only a few minutes' walk to the festival site. 

Dietrich Cinema multi-storey car park
Grethe-Weiser-Straße
89231 Neu-Ulm
Directly to the city centre with bus line 5 (direction Wissenschaftsstadt)

People with disabilities should be able to experience and access the Donaufest. That's why you can look forward to the following realisations at the Donaufest:

The festival grounds on the Ulm and Neu-Ulm sides are barrier-free.

Disabled toilets are available on both banks of the festival site. There is also a "toilet for all". These toilets not only offer space for wheelchair users but also allow adults to change nappies, for example, as there are loungers and similar facilities here. Here are the locations of the toilets.

The boat transfer by solar ferry and Zillentaxi is unfortunately not barrier-free.

General information on the subject of "barrier-free Ulm" can be found on the Ulm/Neu-Ulm Touristik website: 

Barrier-free offer in Ulm and Neu-Ulm

Severely disabled persons can obtain reduced-price tickets for Donaufest events on presentation of a valid ID.

Lost and Found
  • Lost property will be accepted at the information stands and kept there until "closing time" at 21:00.  
  • Lost property that has not been collected by then will be taken to the Festival Office on the Ulm riverbank after 21:00. 
  • All lost property found during the Daunbe Festival on the festival's premises is stored at the Festival Office and can be enquired about.  
  • After the Danube Festival is over, lost property will be stored in the Danube Office and after one week brought to the lost property office in Ulm.
Opening hours information stands

Fri. 5.7.2024 Info Metzgerturm 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Info Fischerplätzle and New Ulm 3 - 9 p.m.

Sat. 6.7.2024 - Sat. 13.7.2024 All three information stands open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sun. 14.7.2024 all information stands 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Children at the Danube Festival

Ulm  
The information stand at the Metzgerturm serves as a collection point for children who have lost their parents. The staff there look after the children. As the information stand is closed from 21:00, the children will be taken to the Ulm organisation area from this time onwards by the people who find them. The way there will be explained at the information stand and signposted.  

New Ulm  
The Neu-Ulm information stand serves as a collection point for children who have lost their parents. The children are looked after by the staff working there. As the information stand is closed from 21:00, the children are taken to the Neu-Ulm organisation area from this time onwards by the people who find them. The way there will be explained at the information stand and signposted. 

Donaufest article 
The Donaufest articles of the International Donaufest, such as T-shirts, cloth bags, thermo mugs etc. will be sold exclusively at the Metzgerturm information stand during normal opening hours. Attention only cash payment possible. 
The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the project "Das Donaufest kommt zu Ihnen".

Market plan for the 13th International Danube Festival 2024

As soon as the new market plan is ready, it will be available for download here 

We are delighted to have received so many applications to take part in the "Market of the Danube Countries". Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to apply for 2024 at this time. 

Many thanks to all those who applied for the 13th edition of the International Danube Festival. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the store management.

International Market Management
Danube Festival
Frauke Kazda

+49 731 88 03 06-12
f.kazda@donaubuero.de
Available: Mon-Fri, 9.00-12.00

The 2024 team

Sebastian Rihm

Director
Management of the International Danube Festival

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-10
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30, Fri 9.00 - 13.00

s.rihm@donaubuero.de

Frauke Kazda

Market management International Danube Festival

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-12
Reachable: Mon - Fri, 9.00 - 12.00

f.kazda@donaubuero.de

Kathinka Leyhr

Public relations

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-14
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30
Fri 9.00 -13.00

k.leyhr@donaubuero.de

Katharina Lauhöfer

Europe Direct Centre

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-19
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30
Fri 9.00 -13.00

k.lauhoefer@donaubuero.de

Simone Burster

Project work

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-20
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30

s.burster@donaubuero.de

Wioletta Stark

Controlling and administration

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-16
Available: Mon - Tue , 9.00 - 14.00
Wed - Thu, 9.00 - 12.00 

w.stark@donaubuero.de

Nadja Rapp

Project work

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-18
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30

n.rapp@donaubuero.de

Almut Sedlmeier

Project work 

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-11
Available: Mon - Wed, 9.00 - 12.00
Fri 9.00 -12.00

a.sedlmeier@donaubuero.de

Elena Görttler-Reck

Project work 

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-17
Reachable: Mon - Fri, 9.00 - 12.00

e.goerttler-reck@donaubuero.de

Annika Morath

Project work

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-28
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30

a.morath@donaubuero.de

Julia Kunze

Federal volunteers

Tel: +49 731 88 03 06-0
Available: Mon - Thu, 9.00 - 15.30
Fri 9.00 - 13.00

bufdi@donaubuero.de

Dr Swantje Volkmann

Head of Danube Youth Camp

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm 

Volkmar Clauß

Artistic Director

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Rainer Markus Walter

Artistic Director

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Bernd Leitner

Artistic Director

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Daniel Grafberger

Press International Danube Festival

Tel: +49 0171-6053211

presse@donaubuero.de

Sibylle Schleicher 

Artistic Director Literature 

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Olivera Stosic Rakic 

Artistic Director Literature 

Contact via Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm

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