Neighborhoods and Outskirts

At a glance

Tübingen hat einen prächtigen mittelalterlichen Stadtkern, reizvolle Wohngegenden und viele kleine Dörfer, in denen Sie vielleicht gerne wohnen würden. Diese Übersicht erleichtert Ihnen die Orientierung.

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Tübingen doesn't only consist of the main city area, but includes a lot of smaller villages, which have been integrated into its municipal administration. Here you will find a small overview to give you an impression of where the different districts are located and the distances from the city center.

Map of Tuebingen with its neighborhoods and outskirts

 

Map of Tübingen with its neighborhoods and outskirts

Eight of these districts are geographically separate villages that became part of the municipal administration in the 1970s. They can be great options for living if you prefer village charm to city life, and it may be easier to find housing there, especially for families looking for a larger house. The following links provide further information on each of the districts in alphabetical order.

You can also find information about the different neighborhoods and outskirts on the website of the City of Tübingen (in German).

Bebenhausen

Located at the outskirts of the Schönbuch Natural Park, north of Tübingen. A very quiet and beautiful small village (ca. 350 inhabitants) characterized by a Cistercian monastery from 1187.

Public transport

Bus lines 754, 826 and 828 (airport sprinter)

Infrastructure

Medical practice, kindergarten.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

4 km

Bühl

Situated southwest of Tübingen in the Neckar valley, Bühl has around 2,000 inhabitants of its own and boasts its very own renaissance castle in the center of the village. Its located between Kilchberg and Kiebingen. Two nature reserves, one close to the forest Rammert and the other in the direction of the river Neckar, provide an opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the Neckar valley. Bühl has a long carnival tradition which you have to experience.

Public Transport

Bus line 7622/19

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, bank, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

6 km

Derendingen

South of the city center of Tübingen you will find the city's second largest district. Besides plenty of facilities, Derendingen has its own rich community life with a lot of sports clubs.

Public Transport

Bus lines 3 ,5, 31, 16, and train

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary schools.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

2 km

Hagelloch

This small village with around 1,500 inhabitants is situated northwest of Tübingen's city center at the southern edge of the “Schönbuch” natural park.

Public transport

Bus lines 8, 18 and N97 (night bus)

Infrastructure

Bakery, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen

5 km

Hirschau

A nice village west of Tübingen in the Neckar valley at the bottom of the “Spitzberg”, a nature reserve, Hirschau is one of the larger districts with over 3,000 inhabitants. There's a lake close by which is open for swimming. You will find lot of nice bike paths, also in the direction of Tübingen.

Public transport

Bus line 18

Infrastructure

Bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen

6 km

Kilchberg

West of Tübingen in the Neckar valley, at the edge of the forest Rammert, Kilchberg conserves its village character. A castle from 1200 with a beautiful garden is part of the village.

Public Transport

Bus line 7622/19

Infrastructure

Grocery store, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

5 km

Lustnau

The largest district (approx. 9,500 inhabitants) in the East of Tübingen, has a bustling community life with lots of local associations.

Public Transport

Bus lines 1, 7, and 22

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

2 km

Österberg

This is a purely residential area up on one of the two hills in Tübingen's center. All over the Österberg there is a speed limit of 30km/h and it can be entered by car only via one street (Doblerstrasse), but there are other access options for pedestrians and cyclists. The northern part of the hill is not developed; therefore, a huge meadow provides a large space for recreation.

Public Transport

Bus line 10

Infrastructure

Medical Practice, kindergarten

Distance to Tübingen City Center

1 km

Pfrondorf

Pfrondorf lies northeast of Tübingen city center at the outskirts of the natural park “Schönbuch”. It’s located on a plateau above the river Neckar and provides a beautiful view of the Swabian Alb mountains.

Public Transport

Bus lines 1 and 7

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

6 km

Schönblick / Winkelwiese

The Max Planck Campus is located on a beautiful slope in this district with a view of the Swabian Alb.

Public Transport

Bus lines 3, 4, and 17

Infrastructure

Bakery, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

2 km

Südstadt

As the name suggests this part of Tübingen is located south of the city center and a very green residential area. The small river Steinlach runs through the area and the Volkshochschule (vhs) is located in the Loretto area.

Public Transport

Bus lines 3, 5, 8

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary schools.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

1,5 km

Unterjesingen

West of Tübingen city center in the Ammertal valley, Unterjesingen is a scenic village surrounded by vineyards reflecting a century-old tradition of wine growing.

Public Transport

Bus lines 777 and 791, Ammertal train

Infrastructure

Grocery store, bakeries, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen

6 km

Unterer Wert

This area east of the city center and south of the river Neckar is currently being developed and will be a residential area with new apartments by 2020.

Public Transport

Bus lines 20, 35, 7611

Infrastructure

Grocery store, bakery, bank, kindergarten.

Distance to Tübingen

1 km

Waldhäuser Ost (WHO)

In the North of Tübingen, WHO is popular with students because there is a huge student village with dormitories. It's a residential area with an international population, close to the Schönbuch forest.

Public Transport

Bus lines 2, 4, 3, 5, and 6

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, butcher shops, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary schools.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

2 km

Wanne

Wanne is a residential suburb that has both student dorms and shared flats that are cheaper than those available in the city center. It also has a lot of facilities in the vicinity.

Public Transport

Bus lines 5, 13, 17

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakery, butcher shop, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

1 km

Weilheim

Situated south of Tübingen in the Neckar valley, Weilheim is home to around 1,500 inhabitants.

Public Transport

Bus line 7622/19

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakery, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

3 km

Weststadt

As the name suggests, this area is located to the West of the city center, very convenient to reach both the inner city and the University Hospitals and research institutes located on the Schnarrenberg and Morgenstelle campus sites.

Public Transport

Bus lines 8, 12,14, 16, and 30

Infrastructure

Supermarket, bakeries, bank, medical practice, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary schools.

Distance to Tübingen City Center

1 km

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