What to do and see in Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg: The Best Places and Tips

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.

1. Market Square (Marktplatz)

72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Market Square (Marktplatz)

Reviewed By boazsharon - Haifa, IsraelHaifa, Israel

nice coloful place

the city is nice with the hills around the river. nice walking in pictured allies in the center. there is a nice local market of food and fruits in the center and nice café places. most of the places are touristic therefore expensive and in the street par

2. Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
43%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 208 reviews

Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

Reviewed By Kenneth L - NewmacharNewmachar

Fascinating range of exhibits from the Universities archeology digs

Really excellent range of artefacts, bone jewellery and ornaments from the early human times, Greek pottery and bronze figurines and Egyptian objects from the times of the pharaohs including hieroglyphic tablets and painted coffins from the tombs. The aud

3. Historische Altstadt Tubingen

Nonnengasse 19, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites More
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Historische Altstadt Tubingen

Reviewed By Christ F - Wuppertal, GermanyWuppertal, Germany

Antiquariat (second-hand bookshop) Heckenhauer - a Must-See for Hermann Hesse Fans

Holzmarkt 5: a second-hand bookshop like from a movie, overcrowded with old books and memorabilia from Hermann Hesse who was here as a young apprentice. It is not easy to find, outside are only a few books. To see the store you have to enter a narrow door

4. Town Hall (Rathaus)

Marktpl., 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Town Hall (Rathaus)

Reviewed By John I - Shrewsbury, United KingdomShrewsbury, United Kingdom

Witnessed a number of weddings.

On Saturday 18th November 2017, we explored the old and new towns of Tubingen. We walked into the market square were a large number of fruit and vegetable stalls were displaying and selling their produce. The square was very busy. I just happened to look

5. Holderlin's Tower (Holderlinturm)

Bursagasse 6, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Museums, History Museums
Excellent
41%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 90 reviews

Holderlin's Tower (Holderlinturm)

Reviewed By PhantomTourist - Chapel Hill, North CarolinaChapel Hill, North Carolina

A small memorial to a famous poet; of limited interest if you can’t read German

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

6. Collegiate Church (Stiftskirche)

Holzmarkt., Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
34%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4 based on 134 reviews

Collegiate Church (Stiftskirche)

Reviewed By Beatriz M - Dortmund, GermanyDortmund, Germany

Nice view from the top for only 1 euro

A really nice church, for only 1 euro or 50 cents if you are a student, you can climb to the top and have a marvellous panoramic view of the city! Ok, the stairs are narrow and it is a bit annoying because you have to coordinate those going up and those g

7. Boxenstop

Brunnenstrasse 18, 72074 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
64%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Boxenstop

Reviewed By cameronw409 - Flintshire, United KingdomFlintshire, United Kingdom

A cute little museum

This place was pretty cool. There were many cars and motorbikes from all the years of motoring. The museum is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. We managed to cover the entire place in about 45 minutes so it's a quick thing to do. The guy who ru

8. Museum Schloss Hohentuebingen (Museum Ancient Cultures)

Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
36%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Museum Schloss Hohentuebingen (Museum Ancient Cultures)

Bestaunen Sie viele Superlative der Kulturgeschichte wie die ältesten Kunstwerke der Menschheit (UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe Eiszeitfiguren) oder das älteste Musikinstrument der Welt. Erfahren Sie mehr über das UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe "Pfahlbauten", die ägyptische Opferkammer des Seschemnefer III., den Tübinger Waffenläufer und die Malanggan-Kunstwerke aus Neu-Irland.

Reviewed By thor2705 - Ottawa, CanadaOttawa, Canada

Great museum

One of the issues is that some of the exhibits have only German language description, that would be good but some of the international tourist don't understand it. It is starting in prehistoric times with the inhabitants of the place, and is going over th

9. Alter Botanischer Garten

Am Stadtgraben 9, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
25%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 12 reviews

Alter Botanischer Garten

Reviewed By bigtyke - greeley, COgreeley, CO

NIce park

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.

10. Stadtmuseum Tubingen

Kornhausgasse 10, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites More
Excellent
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4 based on 10 reviews

Stadtmuseum Tubingen

Reviewed By Kenneth L - NewmacharNewmachar

Really Interesting museum - worth visiting

Really fascinating exhibition of early films using shadow puppets. 2 such films were being continuously displayed "The Frog King" and "Belle Helene" and were the forerunners of modern animations. There were also many other exhibits but unfortunately all t

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