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Culture in the Old Town area of Tübingen

Cultural highlights in the heart of the university town of Tübingen

As a cultural hub, seat of knowledge or natural lagoon, the historically steeped Old Town of Tübingen offers lots of different leisure facilities. Whether you embark on a day excursion in Tübingen or simply take a bit of relaxation during your business trip, you can enjoy a walk through our historic Old Town area and discover the special style and culture of the town.

Visit the many well-known theatres, museums, libraries and nature parks in this variety-packed town in Baden-Württemberg. During a leisurely walk through the Old Town, gaze in wonder at the impressive architecture in Tübingen – along with the restored medieval buildings there are also a variety of well-maintained and restored half-timbered houses which line the streets of the Old Town area.

Theatre trips in the historic Old Town of Tübingen

Cultural enjoyment and outstanding dramatic arts are very much the emphasis in Tübingen. The eminent theatres in the city of Tübingen in particular, like LTT Tübingen, Zimmertheater Tübingen and Lindenhoftheater Tübingen / Melchingen and many others are highly thought-of by those in the know and regularly have well-staged productions.

For more than 30 years, Landestheater Tübingen catered for amateur dramatics, providing a place for open drama groups. With the staging of daring and variety-packed plays and with top-notch actors, the theatre soon established itself and enjoyed a great reputation. Today the theatre is financed by sponsors and provides classic and contemporary theatre enjoyment for young and old alike. Zimmertheater Tübingen is a national-wide figurehead for contemporary theatre. In an idyllic setting on the Neckar and close to the Hölderlinturms, audiences in Zimmertheater Tübingen enjoy plays, readings and small concerts.

As well as classical theatre productions, in the cultural city of Tübingen, there are also lots of amateur dramatics companies and improvised theatre, like the Harlekin Theater. During your cultural holiday in Tübingen demonstrate your theatrical abilities during an Impro-Show - theatre for all-comers.

Tübingen - a centre of knowledge: museums in the university town in Baden-Württemberg

As a city of art and culture Tübingen is also a significant place when it comes to German literature and science. An emblem for cultural acquisitions, the Hölderlinturm, still today accommodates works by German poets. During your holiday in the Old Town area of Tübingen head out in the literary tracks of Friedrich Hölderlin. In the tower constructed in the Middle Ages, which has served as a residence and workplace for well-known literary figure, as well as exhibits of his work you also get to see the rooms and discover the exciting pieces of work. In Antiquariat Heckenhauer you can take the well-maintained circular staircase to access the small room where the poet Hermann Hesse began his career.

As well as these literary memorial sites the many libraries, like the public library, the Erich-Fromm-Institut, the university library and many other literary houses are evidence that knowledge has always been much appreciated in Tübingen.

You can also investigate the oldest building on the centrally located market square – Tübingen’s town hall. The primary feature here is the astronomical clock, which is evidence of the outstanding significance of knowledge in this university town.

For art lovers there are exhibits in Kunsthalle Tübingen and to enjoy offerings from local artists there is a cultural hall, interesting places for extensive cultural enjoyment during a city break in Tübingen. The city museum and the museum at the university also have information about the city of Tübingen, its art and cultural history as well as the many important people from Tübingen. In the Boxenstop car and toy museum on the outskirts of the Old Town in Tübingen and centrally located in the university district in Tübingen, car and toy lovers will strike it rich.


Nature & relaxation in the midst of the historic centre of Tübingen

In the midst of Tübingen’s Old Town you get to experience tranquil moments in the charming green spaces and relaxation areas. Stroll from the lovely Old Town area to the Old Botanic Gardens which are in nearby university area in Tübingen. Here, in the middle of the city of Tübingen various exotic trees and extensive grassed areas await, where you can relax. For special experiences on the water, there are the ever popular punt rides on the Neckar, which takes you through the Old Town area of Tübingen. Whether you are local to the area, visiting for the day, or enjoying a holiday here, a trip in a punt is one the most unforgettable leisure activities you can enjoy in this university town.

Away from the Old Town area of Tübingen you also get to explore the unique natural backdrop of Baden-Wurttemberg. There are a wide variety of hiking routes, cycle tours, viewing points and ‘journeys through time’ to be enjoyed in the Swabian Jura – enjoy relaxing in the area around Tübingen. Your centrally located Hotel Krone Tübingen is the perfect location for this – close to the Old Town area and the sights in Tübingen, and also close to the nearby excursion destinations.

Swabian Jura Hotel Krone