Physical activity and health promotion for students
The project "BeTaBalance 2.0 - studying between hill and dale" of the University Sports of Tübingen in cooperation with the Institute for Sports Science is dedicated to the promotion of physical activity and health in the university setting. The project is supported by the health insurance Techniker Krankenkasse. The primary goal of the project is the demand-oriented planning and implementation of physical activity- and health-promoting activities for students at the University of Tübingen, taking into account the location-specific characteristics. The project is the result of the joint initiative "Bewegt studieren - Studieren bewegt" ("Studying in motion") by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband ("German University Sports Association") and the Techniker Krankenkasse health insurance fund.
Tübingen has a lot to offer! We asked students of the University of Tübingen where their favorite places to relax and be physical active are and where they find their #balancemoment in everyday life. Just click through!
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The remains of Tübingen's zoo, which existed until 1919, invite you to take a short exploratory hike to this "lost place."
A little bit behind Lustnau comes the sleepy village of Bebenhausen, here you can walk in the monastery on the traces of Württemberg history and read under trees or lean against walls, philosophize or just doze a little. On sporty days you can get on your bike or hiking boots and from Bebenhausen you can quickly reach the Schönbuch, where you can discover large, small, flat and mountainous tours according to your mood. Attention road cyclists: check the map beforehand to see which paths are asphalted ;).
A wide range of sports possibilities can be found here: From a top developed skate track, to sports fields and large meadows for all kinds of sports and games. In addition, you can also relax on one of the many meadows or on the banks of the Neckar.
Fields near Kirchentellinsfurt
The route between Tübingen and Kirchentellinsfurt impresses with a very well developed cycle path, which after K-Furt (short form of Kirchentellinsfurt) also invites you further in the direction of Reutlingen, Metzingen, Nürtingen and even Esslingen or Stuttgart. The perfect starting point for a relaxing bike tour along the Neckar.
Open-air swinning pool Tübingen
In summer, everyone meets at the open-air swimming pool. On the back part of the lawn there are volleyball, basketball and soccer fields, as well as an outdoor workout area. For the perfect cooling down you can go into the water.
In the street named Gartenstraße along the Neckar River, there are countless meadows for relaxing. These are especially suitable in the summer and are a welcome change from the otherwise crowded city center. Paths along the Neckar are perfect for walking or jogging.
The Heuburger Tor, located on the Schönbuch, is a perfect destination and starting point for a hike or small bike tour, among other things, because of its good parking facilities. In addition, it serves as a starting point for a circular route via the Millionensträßle to the Hölzles Tor back to the parking lot. The circular route runs on well-paved forest paths and along the edge of the forest on asphalt and is therefore also easily accessible.
University Sports Center Tübingen
As the largest sports provider in Tübingen, the Hochschulsport offers a huge variety of sports courses - so there is something for everyone!
The Neckar Island is the perfect place for a walk. With a view of the famous promenade along the row of houses, you can take a relaxed stroll along the Neckar here.
Bike repair station - do it yourself
At the Institute of Sports Science there is the a bike repair station of the university. Here you can do small repairs on your bike by yourself and free of charge.
The Schwärzlocher Hof is the ideal destination for a leisurely walk. It can be reached by walking uphill downhill through the forest or sunny across the fields. At the destination there is a great view over the valley, a snack plate and the possibility to shop in the farm store.
Out of the city, into nature. The Steinlachallee is the perfect jogging loop for beginners and advanced runners. On the flat route with many bridges, you can flexibly choose the duration of your run. Outdoor sports equipment along the running route makes the workout complete.
SUP auf dem Neckar
Just relax on the Neckar? No problem! Our tip: at @Neckarsup you can rent SUP flexibly in the warm summer months and do a lap on the Neckar.
Forest in the direction of Weilheim
Many paths for hiking, running or cycling, the Tübingen natural stone park and the calming forest atmosphere are perfect for sports and/or relaxing. Combines well with a visit to the mountain cemetery.
The Wurmlinger Chapel offers a great view of the Swabian Alb in good weather and with a little luck you can see as far as Hohenzollern Castle. The walk from the center of Tübingen takes about two hours and is already a short hike. By bike, you can reach the great vantage point in the middle of vineyards in just 30 minutes.
Old Botanical Garden
The park in the middle of the city offers the perfect opportunity to relax on the grass and meet with friends during lunch break or after university.
You live in the Weststadt and want to relax from all your studying? The Ammer is perfect for this. Sit on a bench on the bank of the small river or take a walk.
Whether you take a relaxing walk around the Anlagensee, rest on one of the meadows or play a round of soccer on the soccer field; the Anlagenpark offers a lot of opportunities for recreation.
Relaxation at Österberg. Especially in the warm summer months, it is pleasant to relax in the loungers on the Österberg. If you need a little exercise in between, you can also jog up the mountain and enjoy the view over Tübingen at the top.
Located in the middle of the city on the Schlossberg, Hohentübingen Castle offers a beautiful view with a historic atmosphere. Perfect for relaxing a bit on the old castle walls during your lunch break or meeting up with friends.
Forest in the direction of Weilheim
If you leave Tübingen-Derendingen in the direction of Weilheim and Kreßbach, you will find yourself in a small forest. On the many small forest paths it is easy to relax, either on foot or by bike.