Sunday 27 October 2019

Tubingen, Germany

Tubingen is one of the oldest town’s in Germany and is also home to the prestigious Eberhard Karls University built in 1477. The university is one of the top ranked in the country in medicine, law and theology and hence most of the population of the town consist of young students. Tubingen was the first town I visited in Europe and so it holds a very special place in my heart. This university town is about 2 hours by high speed train from Frankfurt in the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, South Germany and definitely worth visiting if you have the time.
Tubingen Germany
Postcard From Tubingen
During the war most of the heritage buildings in Germany were destroyed in bombing raids but Tubingen was spared as it dint have any Industry and there were a lot of hospitals in the vicinity. The beautiful old architecture and cobble stone streets really takes you back in time. One of the main sights in Tubingen is from the bridge over Neckar River, a small island with tall old trees on one side and a row of colorful historic houses called Neckarfront on the other. This is the most photographed location in the whole of Tubingen and is also printed on many postcards. During the summer months they have music concerts and food festivals on Neckar Island.
Neckar River Germany
Traditional Stocherkahn
The Stocherkahn are traditional flat bottom boats used to navigate through shallow waters. During summer you can hire these boats and take a trip across the old city and Neckar island. I even saw a big family picnic on one of these wooden boats and it looked like a lot of fun. You can rent the entire boat seating 16 passengers for 50 euro per hour. 
Favorite Spot in Town
I visited Tubingen in the month of October and the weather was perfect. The best part of this season are the Autumn leaves; trees changing color from green to varying shades of  yellow, orange and red. The below photo was shot on Neckar Island and you can see the difference in the share of leaves on the tree and on the ground.
Germany in Autumn
Autumn Leaves on Neckr Island
Colors of Autumn
Sunset Over Neckar River
Old Row Houses

I love this quaint little town and highly recommend first time travelers to Germany to check  it out. Since a lot of students live here most of them know English and I did not face any issues exploring the old town. Also super safe place, I have been out at really odd times at night with my tripod and camera. Since my first trip in October 2017 I have been to Tubingen about 6 times and all work trips. Seen all seasons and explored every corner of this place. More posts on Tubingen coming soon.