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If you want to go towards Stuttgart this spot is perfect. There is an Esso petrol station at the B10/B28 just before the IKEA intersection. It takes about 10 minutes to get on from there. If you get dropped off at the train station you can get there easily by taking the crossover left of it, going right and left again into Bleichstraße. At the end of it you will find the petrol station. For München this is not nearly as good a spot, but still doable. If you want to go towards Nürnberg it is more time consuming, but within an hour you should get away (one hour for one girl hitchhiking on her own). Otherwise try getting to the Spot in Neu-Ulm directly. From Rasthaus Seligweiler it's also very easy to get on the A8 in both directions (Stuttgart or Munich) — bus 58 leaving from the main station roughly hourly gets you there.
South towards Memmingen 7
If you want to go south you can try the service station on the other side of the road. It is not perfect, but also works. Other options would be starting in Neu-Ulm or taking a local train from Ulm Hbf to Kellmünz some 40kms south of Ulm. For Ding-semester ticket holders it's free. Walk over the train tracks and river and take road "Sägeweg" to the Autobahn A7. There's a big petrol station on both sides of the road.
Option 1: Bus to Seligweiler -- Another possibility to get to the A7 that is much faster in some anonymous hitchhikers opinion: Take bus #58 from the main bus station (near train station) towards direction Albeck and get out at Rasthaus Seligweiler (There is a bus every hour) Link to this place.
Option 2: Bus to Böfingen, then Lonetal -- taking bus #4 or #14 (single fare: EUR 2,10) towards "Böfingen", exit at "Eichberg" and stand at the bus stop with a sign saying "HDH" (Heidenheim); you should get a lift quite quickly. If you ask the driver whether they go via the Autobahn, they can drop you off at Autobahnraststätte Lonetal due north. If they don't, you can still try to get to Seligweiler or the Langenau exit; there is a bus stop there.