Tübingen is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany, situated in scenic countryside between the Alb foothills and the Neckar valley. It lies 30 km south of the state capital, Stuttgart, and is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The University was founded in 1477 and is nowadays one of Germany's top research universities, consistently featuring leading-edge research in medicine, natural science and the humanities. With its 89,000 inhabitants and roughly 26,000 students, Tübingen combines the flair of an authentic medieval town with the typical atmosphere of a vibrant and cosmopolitan university town.
Tübingen can easily be reached via plane and train. The next Airport is Stuttgart. From there it takes 45 minutes with a bus to get to Tübingen. From Frankfurt International Airport it takes two hours via train to get to Tübingen. As no ICE arrives in Tübingen, you have to take the regional trains from Stuttgart Main Station to Tübingen, which takes approximately one hour.