Tübingen District — The Pulsing Heart of Baden-Württemberg

The Tübingen District is located right in the middle of the state of Baden-Württemberg, southwest of Stuttgart. Its landscapes include the wooded region known as Schönbuch and the deeply incised valleys cut by the Neckar River called the Oberen Gäue.

Tübingen District Map

Map of the Tübingen District

Cities & Villages in Tübingen District

The district seat is also named Tübingen, a peaceful university town on the Neckar. Look for scenic Neckar Island and its ancient trees, many of them more than two centuries old. You will want to visit Schloß Hohentübingen here, too, and stroll the town to its weekly markets on the cobblestones in front of Town Hall.

Southeast along the river, Rottenburg am Neckar revels in celebratory events. These range from the annual Swabian-Alemniac Carnival held in February to local fairs with colorful displays of dance, parades and festivities. You must see Dom St. Martin while you are here, the most visited religious structure in the area.

Down south, Mössingen takes pride in its rich floral environs, deeming itself the district’s Flower Town. However, you may find the local castle, Burg Hohenzollern, much more impressive, even if viewed from a distance on its mountaintop perch. It has been called one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, and the panorama of the Swabian Alb from its towers is nothing short of spectacular.

 

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