Is situated in central Baden-Wuerttemberg, which is one of the 16 states of Germany. It is well-known for it's many authors, philosophers and academians such as Hermann Hesse, Hoelderlin and Kepler, who lived in the town during their youth.
Tuebingen university is one of the oldest universities in Germany and it dates back to 1477. Tuebingen is a traditional university town and even now, 40% of the pupulation are school officials and students!
There were numerous bicycles parked in front of the station and it looked much like a typical university town.
Walking from the station along Karl street, will take you to the bridge over the river Neckar. The old town is located on the opposite side of the river.
The view of the old town from the bridge is the best-known sight of Tuebingen and you will see the same view on lots of postcards.
Walking across the brige into the old town, we headed for our accommodation with a map held in my hand.
A piece of good advice or better say a warning..."Don't miss this signboard!"
Otherwise you may go the long way round to get there, like us. It is 20 minutes walk from the main station to the hotel but we spent quite a lot of time to get there. Walking to look for the hotel with our suitcases was really tough. In addition, Tuebingen is a well-preserved medieval town, so streets all over town were cobbled!
Hotel Am Schloss
Is situated just below the Tuebingen Castle and it is a few minutes walk away from the town center.
It is the best location for tourists and I highly recommend this hotel, even though it's hard to find, for a newcomer.
The room was spacious enough for two people.
A very nice breakfast with an excellent choice of items is included.