What to do and see in Tubingen, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

January 4, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Some towns have peach festivals. Some have blueberry festivals. Some even have onion festivals. All of those are nice, but we think Tubingen made the right call in hosting a chocolate festival. It’s the biggest in Europe and is held in early December. At any time of year, travelers will enjoy exploring this sweet-toothed university town.
Restaurants in Tubingen

1. Market Square (Marktplatz)

72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 4970 7191360
Excellent
58%
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34%
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4.5 based on 362 reviews

Market Square (Marktplatz)

Reviewed By Elizabeth Z

The square is pretty, well looked after and with plenty of interesting buildings around. Similarly, there are lots of places to have a drink or a snack whilst enjoying the views.

2. Bebenhausen Monastery

Im Schloss, 72074 Bebenhausen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 602802
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Bebenhausen Monastery

Reviewed By B T - London, United Kingdom

This monastery sits in Bebenhausen which is a small village in the countryside. The buildings are very pretty and you can look around the monastery and church as well as other buildings. They gave information in English and other languages.

3. Town Hall (Rathaus)

Marktpl., 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
52%
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41%
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Town Hall (Rathaus)

Reviewed By ChitchatCanada - Canada

The Tubingen Rathaus is one of the beautiful buildings bordering the charming market square......I can't recall seeing it's interior so have no idea what its like or what is even here. The detailing on this building's exterior is very unique, detailed and quite original to any other that we have seen.

4. Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 2977384
Excellent
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

Reviewed By Frida_C888 - Vienna, Austria

The Tübingen castle for some reason always made me feel like going to Hogwarts. The museum is great and from the castle you can enjoy wonderful views on Tübingen rooftops. Also pass the main gate and take another stairs to reach European Anthropology insitute. Behind you will enjoy also great views. Lovely place worth the long walk on a steep hill. Avoid heading there if you are exhausted.

5. Collegiate Church (Stiftskirche)

Holzmarkt., Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
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4 based on 115 reviews

Collegiate Church (Stiftskirche)

Reviewed By Jenise L

We were fortunate to arrive when the organist was practicing.
This seems to be a well kept and well used church. The day we arrived musicians were arriving for a concert. I am told the church is regularly used for various events.
You can pay a token fee to get up the tower. There, you will be rewarded with a 360 degree view.
My favorite part of the church would be its bells. It tells you the time. Just listen to the way it rings.

6. Holderlin's Tower (Holderlinturm)

Bursagasse 6, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 22040
Excellent
40%
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4 based on 85 reviews

Holderlin's Tower (Holderlinturm)

Reviewed By PhantomTourist - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This is a tiny, two-floor museum with a corridor, three rooms and a Rotunda - a famous yellow tower with a pointed roof. The small number of exhibits are annotated in German without translations, but an English pamphlet can be obtained from the front desk. Hölderlin lived in his Tübingen house from 1807 until his death in 1843. The guide told me that much of what Hölderlin wrote during that time was destroyed, on the basis that it was the rantings of a madman.
The original premises were destroyed by fire in 1875, and the rebuild the following year incorporated some changes; a 1984 renovation returned the house closer to its original design. Nevertheless, it’s not actually his original home. Still, it cost no more than a cup of coffee to walk around. And the surrounding area is a pretty spot.

7. Historische Altstadt Tubingen

Nonnengasse 19, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 2041541
Excellent
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5 based on 27 reviews

Historische Altstadt Tubingen

Reviewed By Forkies - Seaford, United Kingdom

A very charming, cobblestoned historical town centre, with very old, beautiful maintained timber frame buildings, a castle with excellent views, a large market square by the town council house, lively cafes and quaint shops and boutiques. Visited a lovely crafts market on the day with so many beautiful, hand made items to choose from. A great day out.

8. Museum Schloss Hohentuebingen

Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 2977384
Excellent
38%
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Museum Schloss Hohentuebingen

Reviewed By Brannon W - Davidsonville, Maryland

Sections on prehistory, ancient near eadt, dark ages Greece, hellenistic, ancient Egypt including three sarcophagi, Rome, and a small section on the foinder. English narration abailable but most signs in German only. Cost is 5 Euros. Don't miss the little museum dedicated to the scientist who discovered DNA.

9. Boxenstop

Brunnenstra., 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7071 929094
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Boxenstop

Reviewed By kaniea

This is a museum of cars, motorcycles, model trains, dolls, and random toys. It seems to either be a private collection or have grown out of one. If you are in the right mood the museum can be quite fun as you can never really be sure what will be around the corner. For example, we found a machine for pitting cherries next to a display of several very nice cars. Many of the small models can also be activated sending trains along tracks or Ferris wheels spinning.

10. Alter Botanischer Garten

Am Stadtgraben 9, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Excellent
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4 based on 7 reviews

Alter Botanischer Garten

Reviewed By bigtyke - greeley, CO

The garden is a nice park located on the norhern edge of the old town. It is not a formal garden, more of a nice park. Lots of large trees. Good playground for children.

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