Tübingen as a place to study

Photo: University of Tübingen
Students relaxing in the Old Town of Tübingen

Tübingen is located about 40 kilometers south of Stuttgart and has some 90,000 inhabitants. Tübingen has been a coveted place to study for a very long time – both because of the excellent conditions for students and researchers, and the unique charm of the town.


Tübingen is:


  • at the heart of Baden-Württemberg
  • in southwestern Germany
  • at the heart of Europe


Tübingen offers:


  • High quality of life. It is located on the Neckar river and has a historic center with many cafés, restaurants, and Shops – as well as being surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Black Forest and the Swabian Jura hills are not far away and provide opportunities for climbing, canoeing, hiking, Biking – and skiing in winter.
  • Short distances. Our institute buildings may be reached easily on foot or by bus.
  • Outstanding cultural activities


Typically Tübingen are:


  • The cosmopolitan atmosphere, which helps international guests settle in quickly.
  • Safety. Tübingen is a place in which young and old alike can move around without fear. The town’s many students and its young families make Tübingen Germany’s youngest city by average age.
  • Long traditions. Young people have been studying in Tübingen since 1477. Here, you can walk in the footsteps of intellectual greats such as Hegel, Hölderlin, even Alzheimer.
  • An excellent reputation. Tübingen graduates are sought after both in research and in business.