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.
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.