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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCbingen Wikipedia entry], [http://www.tuebingen.de/en official city pages], [http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany/baden-wurttemberg lonely planet: Black Forrest & Stuttgart]
* Tübingen is a small town, inhabitants 80'000 incl. 20k students comparable to Cambridge (UK). It has an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_T%C3%BCbingen excellent university] and lies in the south-west of Germany, close to France and Switzerland ([http://goo.gl/maps/w4ePm map]).
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCbingen Wikipedia entry Tübingen]
* [http://www.tuebingen.de/en Tübingen official city pages]
* [http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany/baden-wurttemberg lonely planet: Black Forrest & Stuttgart]
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Welcome to Tübingen

This page is an informal collection of tips to help you get started in Tübingen. Maybe you just arrived here for a research project or a degree in biochemistry or a related life science. Accommodation, accounts, and paper work need to be sorted out. A little German will surely come in handy and you have to set up your life in a new city. Welcome and please add your comments and tips here.



  • Finding accommodation in Tübingen is problematic. The worst time to search is in late summer/early fall before the beginning of the fall term. Avoid if at all possible.
  • If you want to go for student housing, apply as early as possible. You can apply before you have received an offer!
  • If you are looking for a shared flat, try WG-gesucht and Studenten-WG (WG stands for shared flat in German).
  • There's also a university accommodation page.
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  • Public transport is good in Tübingen and organized by the Naldo company. Check the bus network map (v2012).
  • If you are a student one of the most cost effective fares is the semester pass that you can get with your student registration.
  • The next bigger city is Stuttgart which you can reach best by train with the Bahn.
  • The closest airport is Stuttgart. It lies at the southern edge of Stuttgart, direction Tübingen. You can reach it from Tübingen with the airport bus 828
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  • Local banks like Sparkasse are often more accessible than international ones like Deutsche Bank.
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Student matters

  • You currently need to pay your registration fees from a German bank account on in cash. Keep that in mind.
  • You will receive your student card, log in details in several letters by traditional mail. Also the text is currently still in German.
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