Tubingen Visit

Old Feb 2nd, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Tubingen Visit

My husband, 17-year old daughter and I are flying round-trip Frankfurt at the end of March to visit our son, who is studying in Tubingen. We will rent a car, and we plan to spend the first half of the week focused on the Tubingen area, then we are thinking of driving to Strasburg and doing some trips in that area. Our hope is to stay in two hotels (perhaps a third in Frankfurt for our final night before departure), and to do some scenic touring in the area. We like small towns, castles and museums, and our daughter also likes shopping, cafes, etc. We have travelled quite a bit in Europe, but not in that area. We'd love any helpful hints on places to visit, family hotels, etc. Thanks to anyone who can help.
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I stayed in an inexpensive hotel called Meteora. It is a hotel-restaurant. It was clean and quiet, and I liked it.

I mostly just walked around town. It's a pleasant, youthful-feeling town, with its attractive architecture and the many students.
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We visited Tuebingen, the nearby town of Herrenberg and the lovely Burg Hohenzollern a couple of years ago. Here is an excerpt from my trip report that may be of interest:

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Small, attractive Black Forest towns you might enjoy in the area to the west of Tübingen:

Vogtsbauernhof (open-air museum) in Gutach:


Try Triberg for cuckoo clocks and other BF stuff.

If you stay a night or two with innkeepers in Schiltach or numerous other BF towns, you can ride the Black Forest Railway and other rail lines in the region at no cost with the free "Konus" card. Very scenic!


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How lucky you (and your son) are! Tuebingen is a marvelous college town with a gorgeous historic district. bettyk always beats me to it, but you MUST visit Burg Hohenzollern. There is an excellent restaurant at the castle (the Burgschenke). Another lovely castle in the area is Schloss Lichtenstein near Honau. It does not have the history of Hohenzollern, but it looks like something out of a fairytale, perched high on a cliff over a beautiful valley, and there are nice walking trails in the area.

We also really enjoyed Kloster Bebenhausen, a very well-preserved 800-year-old Cistercian monastery just outside of Tuebingen. The guided audio tour sounds cheesy (it is told from the perspective of a monk) but is actually very good.
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