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Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

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Address: Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7071 2977384
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Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Weekend in Tuebingen

This Castle is on a hill affording lovely views of the city and the Neckar below. There are various exhibits open to the public within the Castle, including one on the discovery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tricia F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Castle is on a hill affording lovely views of the city and the Neckar below. There are various exhibits open to the public within the Castle, including one on the discovery of DNA. The Castle itself is beautiful, and the hike up scenic.

Thank Tricia F
Montana Rose
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself is above average. It's location is great. Parts of the castle are used by the university now. Students hang out in the courtyard, in the garden, and various other places. Lovely views of the town, river and surrounding area. Very relaxing with a good local vibe.

Thank MTRose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The castle offers a lovely view of Tubingen. It's cold and rainy at the moment but on a warmer day, this place would be ideal to soak it all in.

Thank Jenise L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This building will soon celebrate its 1000th birthday, which in itself makes it worth visiting. Inside is an archeological museum with some amazing artifacts.

Thank JMac2484
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A walk up the cobblestoned steep street to get to Hohentubingen is a must. The building, which now contains the University, is very different, and the city view from up there is quite impressive. The museum was shut on the day we visited, but the artworks we saw from the windows looked interesting.

Thank Michelle R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The castle that houses part of the university also contains a museum that has neat sections about antiquity but the small animal sculptures in its prehistoric section beat the rest and is worthwhile the journey on its own. The castle also contains a small exhibition about the first isolation of DNA performed at the spot by Meischer around 1870.

Thank Bertil-Amsterdam
Estero, Florida
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very nice Schloss (Castle and Palace) in good repair, on a hill above Tübingen, great panoramic view. Museum. Worth a visit!

Thank epicureantom
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I had a lovely walk up here in June and the weather was gorgeous. This is a great place for viewing the scenery surrounding tubingen. However, there is a lack of activities when you reach the top and also a lack of refreshment facilities. I would recommend taking snacks and drinks with you and staying for a while in one... More 

Thank cap8888
Tubingen, Germany
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Castle isn't that big - but delivers a stunning view all over the Tübingen old Town. The ramparts of the Castle itself are worth a visit too naturally! Easiest Access is via the market Place and the Haaggasse. More over you can check out the Museum with great permanent and changing exhibitions (Museum der Universität Tübingen)

Thank mjf1980tue
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I think it is very good that you can just walk around the castle courtyard without having to pay anything! They also have a museum inside that you can pay to go in. While I found it difficult to find out how to walk up from the town centre to the castle it was worth it and gave nice views.

Thank B T

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