Working in Tübingen

The Tübinger city centre as seen from the top Image: Copyright: Verkehrsverein Tübingen
The Tübinger city centre as seen from the top Image: Copyright: Verkehrsverein Tübingen
ChocolART: The Yearly Chocolate-Festival
ChocolART: The Yearly Chocolate-Festival
The weekly market in front of the town hall Image: Copyright: Verkehrsverein Tübingen
The weekly market in front of the town hall Image: Copyright: Verkehrsverein Tübingen
The Neckar river and people having fun driving a punt Copyright: Verkehrsverein
The Neckar river and people having fun driving a punt Copyright: Verkehrsverein
The french neighbourhood Image: Copyright: City of Tübingen
The french neighbourhood Image: Copyright: City of Tübingen

Tübingen, an old university town and administrative center, is located 40km south of Stuttgart between the Schönbuch Forest and the Swabian Hills. The townscape is dominated by historical buildings, large parks and wooded areas. Narrow cobblestone alleys wind between countless timber-framed houses dating back to the 15th and 16th century. Lining the streets are numerous outdoor cafés, wine taverns and student bars as well as unusual small shops. In Tübingen the flair of a medieval city centre combines with the youthful vitality of a student town. Running right through the middle is the River Neckar, where you can take a boat trip in a “Stocherkahn” (similar to the punts of Oxbridge) or stroll along its scenic riverbanks. Exhibitions at Tübingen’s famous art galleries and museums, as well as theatres, cinemas and festivals emphasize the diversity of Tübingen’s cultural aspects.   For hundreds of years, Tübingen has also been a town of science. Earl Eberhard the Bearded, later Duke of Württemberg, founded the University in 1477. Facilities such as the University Medical Center, the Max Planck Institutes and other institutions offer an excellent research and learning environment.  

 

Finding Accommodation
Availability provided, you may stay for the first days or weeks at our guest house.

Max Planck House
Spemannstr. 36, 72076 Tübingen 
Phone: +49 7071 601-765 
Fax: +49 7071 601-790 
E-mail: Max-Planck-Haus(at)tuebingen.mpg.de

Locating a housing off campus may require some time. For the mean time, you might need to make a reservation at one of the other private guest houses in Tübingen. Please ask at the Max Planck House or check the list of overnight possibilities.

A good source to find apartments is the local newspaper “Schwäbisches Tagblatt” on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may also contact the "Mitwohnzentrale" in central Tübingen.


Registration office / Bürgeramt
As soon as you have a permanent address in Germany you are obliged to register at the local residents' registration office. At the Bürgeramt you may also pick up a city map or the yellow bin bags.

Bürgeramt Tübingen  
Schmiedtorstrasse 14
72070 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 204-2020
Fax: +49 7071 204-2223
E-mail: buergerdienste(at)tuebingen.de

Phone hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm and 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 am

Office hours: 
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: closed


Traveling around Tübingen
Tübingen has a good public transport system. Here you find information about prices and timetables of the city busses and regional busses. You may also want to rent a car or check out carsharing.


The city of Tübingen
Hotels, restaurants, cultural events, shopping possibilities and leisure time. 
You will find everything here…

Touristinformation about Tübingen



Ph.D.-Students
Ph.D.-Students should check the Ph.D. homepage for more detailed information on living in Tübingen.