One of Germany’s five ‘university towns’, Tübingen is marked by its small steps, narrow alleys and pointed gables and a beautiful castle. The Eberhard Karls University is one of Germany's most famous and oldest universities, noted in medicine, natural sciences, and the humanities. In the area of German studies it has been ranked first among all German universities for many years. The University of Tübingen is not a campus university, but is spread throughout the town.
Location: Tübingen, Germany
City Population: 84,496
University Population: 27,000
Climate: typically temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers
Nearest airport: Stuttgart Airport
Why choose the University of Tübingen?
- The University of Tübingen is associated with several Nobel laureates
- According to The Times Higher Education Supplement (2016) Tübingen is one of the 78 best universities in the world
- As the university's students make up roughly a third of the total population of Tübingen, the town's culture is to a large extent dominated by them