On this city tour, we will show you the most beautiful and famous sights and places that Tübingen has to offer.
You will see:
– The Hölderlin Tower, located directly at the Neckar river and named after writer/poet Friedrich Hölderlin
who lived there in the 19th century. Nowadays, the tower is used as a museum about his life.
– The Castle Hohentübingen, which is located in the historic old town and is a mixture of a medieval
castle, a modern castle, and a fortress. Today the castle is part of the University of Tübingen and features
exhibitions about old cultures, archaeology, and other collections.
As it is located on a hill, the castle also offers a great view over the city and the Neckar/Ammer valley.
– The Stiftskirche/Abbey Church, which was built between 1470 and 1490 and is located in the city center of
Tübingen. It is also part of the popular city panorama.
– The Neckar, which as a tributary of the Rhine contributes to the cityscape of Tübingen.
Directly located at the Neckar Bridge is the ~1km long Neckar Island. The plane trees of the island were
planted around 1828 and form the oldest still existing avenue of this tree species in Germany.
These are, of course, only a few of the highlights that we will show you.
Thereby, you will also learn about the history and the character of the university town.
Trip to Bebenhausen
About three kilometers from Tübingen, a small village called Bebenhausen, which is also home to a monastery and a palace, can be found.
By the end of the monarchy in 1918, King William II and his wife Charlotte – the last royal couple in Württemberg – used the monastery as a hunting lodge and residence. Since 1975, the castle complex is a State Heritage and offers a museum.
Punting trip on the Neckar
Riding in a punt is probably more associated with Venice but punting is equally traditional in Tübingen. Originally used by fishermen, the punts are now part of the student culture in Tübingen with an annual punting race in summer.
During the year, the punts can be rented by tourists to discover the Neckar river and the Neckar island.
Join us on a cruise on the Neckar and see Tübingen from a different perspective.
Taste our World: Beer Tasting at the Freistil Brewery
We show you our world and explain what craft beer means to us. Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Sour…? What is it? How does it taste?
In a small group we will answer these and other questions. We will explain to you what the basic ingredients malt, hops and yeast are and what you can do with them. We will go through the individual steps of brewing beer and how they change the beer. You will not only taste our experimental beers, but we will also let you try our favorites from European and American breweries… Plus, fresh bread and some snacks. Perfect for letting your taste buds regenerate between taste explosions.
The venue for the Congress Dinner is located close to Tübingen’s city center and within walking distance to most hotels.
From the IBIS hotel, delegates simply have to cross the street and walk 1 min to the Freistil Restaurant and Beer Garden.
Fee: included in the registration fee
Further activities to be confirmed:
1) Sports Activities Movement breaks during the Congress
2) BBQ - part of the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, June 7.