Monday, May 21, 2012


We didn't go on any big trips this past weekend, but we see some great sights close to home! Just 15 minutes south of our house (that we'll be moving into tomorrow) is a beautiful, quaint town called Tübingen. When you think of a town in Germany, this town is probably what you picture. The town itself dates back to the 6th or 7th century, but even before that there is evidence of a Roman settlement dating back to 87 AD. The medieval old town lies at the center. A marktplatz is the center of the old town where markets and festivals take place. Timbered buildings and sidewalk cafes surround the open space. The most impressive building is the rathaus, or city hall, which is covered by frescoes.

The Rathaus Towers Over the Marktplatz
Marktplatz with Some Live Music
Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church/Cathedral)

The Neckar river runs through the town. It's a shallow, lazy river where people like to row and ride paddle boats. There's a quiet park on a long, skinny island in the center of the river.

The Neckar River
View from the Island on the Neckar

Tübingen is a college town, so of course that means good shopping and a lot of good places to eat! We ate at a brewery right on the river called Neckarmüller Braueri (brewery). We had a great view of the river along with our great food and beer. I had really good fish with a mango-pineapple chutney, although I thought I ordered turkey :)

A park near the University of Tübingen where students practice tight rope walking while drinking beer and grilling out.

View Upstream of the Neckar River from a Popular Biergarten
The restaurant we dined at, Neckarmüller Braueri, along the river.

If you come visit us you'll definitely get a tour of this town!



  1. So jealous! I actually worked at the Neckarmueller and had my fair share of beer and Weisswurst. Man, that makes me miss Tuebingen!

    1. Are you serious!? Wow, I didn't realize you lived so close to where we are now! Any suggestions as to what to do and where to go in Tuebingen? We've adopted it as our favorite local town. :-)