Getting to Tuebingen

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Getting here

  • By plane. The closest airport to Tuebingen is Stuttgart Airport (STR), around 30 kilometers (19 miles) away. From the airport, you can reach Tuebingen by taxi or car in 20 minutes. There is also a shuttle bus (line 828) running between Tuebingen and Stuttgart Airport; you can find its timetable here. You can also fly to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and reach Tuebingen by train via Stuttgart. 

  • By train. There are frequent connections between Stuttgart Central Station (Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof) and Tuebingen Central Station. From Stuttgart, it takes around 45-60 minutes to reach Tuebingen by train, depending on the speed of your connection. To search train connections throughout Germany, please visit the website of Deutsche Bahn.

  • By bus. Tuebingen is connected to other cities in Germany and Europe by various long-distance bus lines. To search for connections, you can check

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Research in Tuebingen

Tuebingen is a special place for research. Very few locations offer such a wide range of research areas in such close proximity – both physically and figuratively. Not only are all of Tuebingen’s research institutions just a stone’s throw away from each other, they also collaborate closely within the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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Life in Tuebingen

Life in Tuebingen is life in the heart of Europe and in one of Germany’s most scenic and economically competitive regions. It's a bustling mediaeval town with a young, international, and vibrant population and a rich cultural and artistic scene. Lectures, concerts, film festivals, and more: life in Tuebingen never gets boring.

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Excellence Strategy

Tübingen’s unique research environment provides an ideal ground for collaborative projects in various areas. This is one of the many reasons why Tübingen is receiving funding from the German Federal and State Governments Excellence Strategy. As a consequence, excellence attracts further excellence: Over the years, more and more top-level research institutions have come to the city, forming the rich and vibrant academic community of the Tübingen Research Campus.

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