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Welcome to Tübingen

About the city of Tübingen

Tübingen is located just 30 km south of the major city of Stuttgart. This beautiful university city of 90,000 inhabitants (including 28,000 students) combines the flair of a lovingly restored medieval town centre with the colorful bustle and typical atmosphere of a young and cosmopolitan students' town.
Tubingen is most famous for being the home of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in all of Europe – Eberhard Karls University. The university was originally established in 1477 and has been attracting students from all across the globe ever since. At present, nearly a third of Tübingen’s population consists of students, contributing to the city’s lively and vibrant atmosphere.

University of Tübingen

Something to note about the University of Tübingen is that it does not have a proper campus. Instead, the university’s buildings are spread around the city, often grouped together based on certain fields of study.
Today, the University of Tübingen is a public research university that is globally recognized in various fields. Some of these areas include plant biology, medicine, law, ancient cultures, theology, and most recently, their newer artificial intelligence program.
In fact, 13 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the university!

Website - University of Tübingen

Attractions of the City:

Places of interest:

  • Old city Tübinen | Tübinger Altstadt 
  • Old University Assembly Hall  | Alte Aula
  • Neckar Baths  | Neckarbad
  • Castle Lane  | Burgsteige
  • Castle  | Schloss Hohentübingen
  • Coin Lane | Münzgasse
  • Market Place and City Hall  | Marktplatz
  • Jakobus Church | Jakobuskirche
  • Crooked Bridge | Krumme Brücke
  • House of the Nuns  | Nonnenhaus
  • Latin School  | Lateinschule / Schulberg
  • Lumber Market  | Holzmarkt
  • Neckarfront Tübingen
  • Hölderlin Tower/ Museum | Hölderlinturm/ Museum
  • Old Botanic Garden | Alter Botanischer Garten
  • Tübingen punting boats | Tübinger Stocherkähne
  • Plane tree avenue and Neckar island | Platanenallee und Neckarinsel
  • Tübingen City Hall | Rathaus Tübingen
  • und more attractions here!

More details about these attractions and other Tübingen landmarks can also be found here!
Gastronomy: food & drinks
Trips and outings around Tübingen


Tübingen – in one minute
The video from sums up in just one minute what makes Tübingen so unique!
Information about culture, history, and tourism in the city of Tübingen.
City map


Tourist Information Tübingen

Bürger- und Verkehrsverein Tübingen e. V. Tourist & Ticket Center
Neckar Bridge 1
D-72072 Tübingen
Tel. (+49) 7071 9136-0

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10-18 h
Sat 10-14.30
Sunday and vacations  11-14.30 (May-Sept.)