Tübingen day trip: South of Germany 

On the last day of my 5 days road trip in South Germany, we stayed in the city of Tübingen, a very famous university city in Germany. The city is very nice to visit, especially the part of the castle 5min from the center on walking. 


Neckar River
Neckar River


From the Stuttgart airport, there are 35km by car, or a bus (line 828) departing every 30min, duration 1h20min.  

Motorways in Germany are free, it’s very important, on this trip I drove 750km. Very often there is no speed limit, but be careful when passing through the villages. Normally there are always public car parks unless, in cities such as Tübingen, there is no need to book hotel parking.


Town hall
Town hall


Tübingen is a very beautiful city, I highly recommend visiting it. The medieval half-timbered houses of different shapes and colors, and the small and old alleyways of Tübingen, located in Swabia, attract many tourists. Cafes, taverns, markets, and bars contribute to the charming atmosphere of the city.

The town hall is very particular, it was built in 1435. In the Middle Ages, on the ground floor of the building, there was a prison, a municipal salt store and a salesroom. Don’t miss it!

The banks of the Neckar River are so romantic, a row of old houses and the old church characterize the physiognomy of the city on the banks of the Neckar River. A boat ride is recommended.

Above the city, there is the university/museum that you must go to visit, enter by the Unteres Schlosstor. Here you can find the Ancient Culture Museum | Hohentübingen Castle and check the view around the castle.


Unteres Schlosstor
Unteres Schlosstor


We stayed at the Ibis Styles Tubingen, a very comfortable, good breakfast and not in the old town but 4min by walk. The hotel has private parking but is very small so it’s usually full. I recommend leaving the car in some other private parking near the hotel (24h parking costs 12€, like the hotel). 

For dinner or lunch, I recommend the Historische Weinstube Forelle restaurant, excellent quality, and price. German cuisine isn’t very original, a lot of potatoes, meat, and soups but it’s perfect in winter. Another place to eat something less typical is the Kaffeehaus Ranitzky.

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