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City of Tubingen
Tubingen, the little big university town. Situated in the central Baden-Wuttenberg area of Germany with 30% of the inhabitants are students.
Small steps, narrow alleys and pointed gables shape the silhouette of old Tubingen all the way to its castle. The Swabian university city with its 87000 inhabitants and 23300 students combines the flair of a lovingly renovated city centre dating back to the Middle ages with the colourful, bustling and vital consciousness of a young cosmopolitan student city.
Numerous street cafes, wine bars and unique student pubs, extravagant shops, exquisite restaurants and cosy inns beckon visitors to take a stroll through the city. A trip on one of the renowned punting boats along the River Neckar offers a charming view of the picturesque
A cutting-edge gallery set against the backdrop of this medieval city, the Glass and Tubingen art gallery puts on exhibitions that surprise and even shock.
In December, the historic town celebrates winter with a six-day Chocolart festival, devoted to chocolates and more chocolates, pralines and truffles, beer pairing with chocolate, cooking with chocolate, even chocolate massages.
Whether you would like to take part in a guided tour or experience a punting trip, whether you are looking for a daily programme of events or want something more specific: they have without any doubt something suitable to offer you.
Every day we serve internal and external guests, who they aim to introduce to Tübingen in an enjoyable and entertaining way. Their accredited tour guides have alongside their extensive knowledge of the town’s history a sound grasp on various subject areas – and in more than 10 languages too! You are in good hands with their tour guides and ' punting captains'.
The Tübingen City Museum opened in 1992 and is located just below the town square. The structure housing the museum, which dates from 1453 and which was originally used as an official grain measuring station, is itself a part of Tübingen' s town history.
Hölderlin' s Tower, with its unmistakable yellow tone, is an indispensable part of the artistic Neckar waterfront.
Tübingen has an impressive attraction to offer: The paleontological Museum owned by the University houses fantastic specimens and finds of mammal-resembling reptiles (dinosaurs) and petrified mammals from the ice age.
Tübingen’s Chocolate Festival offers a high-value market where chocolate specialists from France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and selected premises in Germany present and sell their delicate products. Last year this event attracted more than 300. 000 visitors to Tübingen’s old town.
Get to know Tübingen’s old town on an entertaining guided tour! 100 minutes of interesting and exciting facts about Tübingen’s past and present.
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