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Tubingen The famous university town and cultural center is one of the most beautiful areas of the southern Germany. The city is famous for numerous historic buildings, churches, castles and palaces. You will see restaurants and shops almost on every street of this place. Picturesque alleys and parks are simply perfectly suited for walking, so for many years Tuebingen is more than popular among foreign tourists.
Bebenhausen Abbey is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The monastery was built in 1185 and it was kept in great state till our days. Hölderlin Tower is an unusual colorful building that has been a part of a powerful fortress wall in the Middle Ages. The building has received its name after the famous German poet. Nowadays a small museum is opened here.
Another architectural complex, which has been converted into a museum, is Castle Hohentubingen. The halls of the castle exhibit collections devoted to ethnology and history of world civilizations. The courtyard of the castle often hosts music concerts and performances. It has become one of the most popular cultural centers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Wilhelmstrasse Street is considered the central street of the Old Town. Here you can see beautiful old buildings, the university library and a large botanical garden. One of the library’s rooms exhibits valuable artifacts. These items were discovered by archaeologists in 1931. This is a collection of small figurines made of mammoth ivory. Eberhard Karls Universität is definitely worth making a visit. The university was founded in the 15th century. The university’s Planetarium is always open for visitors. Also don’t forget to visit Cathedral Hall. Near the building of the university is located St. George Church, around which are installed beautiful monuments depicting nobles and princes. Tourists also have an opportunity to visit museums and theaters, modern art exhibitions and music concerts.
Tubingen The old Market Square is the starting point for many excursion programmes. The square is surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses. The Neptune Fountaine is considered its main decoration. In the immediate vicinity of the square, you'll find a lot of significant historic buildings. Here is a 15-th century building of the Town Hall with an old astronomical clock. Nearby, is the amazing Kornhaus building - one of the most unusual architectural masterpieces of Tübingen. Once the building was used as a granary. Nowadays, it houses an attractive historical museum.
Extremely popular are trips to Hohenzollern Castle. The castle is based on top of the mountain in the outskirts of the city. According to available historical data, it was built in the 11th century. The castle was completely destroyed during the regular Swabian siege in the early 15th century. However, in the middle of the century, it was fully restored. The last major reconstruction of the fortress took place in the 19th century. Since then its exterior and interior design have remained almost unchanged.
The Neckarbrücke Bridge is one of the favourite places to stroll around. It opens a breathtaking view of the colorful historic houses. You can pass over the bridge to the island of Neckar. Here, is one of the most beautiful gardens of Tübingen. This area is popular among lovers of beer. Not far from the bridge is found the historic Neckarmüller brewery.
Plenty of interesting holidays and festivals occur in the city throughout the year. In early December, the annual Chocolate Festival is held. You can taste a lot of amazing sweets meanwhile. Guests are offered traditional Belgian waffles with chocolate, sweets made from African chocolate, and decorated Italian desserts. Following the festival in Tübingen, the traditional Christmas Fair starts. Fabulous entertainment events take place in the city throughout the month.
At the beginning of October, they spend Duck races - a really amusing holiday. The venue is the Neckar River. The essence of the event is very simple. Everyone can take part in the competition. You just need to buy a small rubber duck. The day of the race, they let ducks down the river. The winner gets significant prize money.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tubingen
♥   Castle 'Bebenhausen Abbey and Castle' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Achalm Castle' , 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lichtenstein Castle' , 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Hohenheim' , 23.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hohenzollern Castle' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tubingen
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 87.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Tubingen and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum' Stuttgart, 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Staatsgalerie' Stuttgart, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Tubingen from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bath Friedrichsbad

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Baths of Friedrichsbad are considered one of the most beautiful thermal complexes in the world. Despite their fascinating historical appearance, they are equipped with the latest technology. Visitors will have rest in an atmosphere of complete comfort. The building where the complex is located, has also a huge historical value. It is an excellent example of the Renaissance style. One of the main secrets of Baths of Friedrichsbad is an underground museum, which can be visited by all those wishing to explore the preserved walls of ancient Roman baths, which are more than 2000 years old. … Read further

Burg Hohenzollern

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
The followers of the mystical stories can wander through the ancient underground vault. This is often the strong din, for which there is still no physical explanation. Perhaps the movement of air through the narrow underground corridors is the reason for this. The locals believe that the ghost lives in the underground vault. Throughout the year the interesting cultural events, which are dedicated to the national traditions and history of Baden-Württemberg, take place in the castle. In summer, the open-air cinema is set up on the Burgterritorium. … Read further
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