Fodor's Expert Review Schloss Hohentübingen

Tübingen Castle/Palace

The original castle of the counts of Tübingen (1078) was significantly enlarged and altered by Duke Ulrich during the 16th century. Particularly noteworthy is the elaborate Renaissance portal patterned after a Roman triumphal arch. The coat of arms of the duchy of Württemberg depicted in the center is framed by the emblems of various orders, including the Order of the Garter. Today the castle's main attraction is its magnificent view over the river and town and—of course—its extensive collection of artifacts from ancient cultures, including Ice Age and Egyptian art. The astronomy observatory, dating from the early 1800s, has been restored and re-opened to visitors. It's a 90-minute walk from Schlossbergstrasse, over the Spitzberg, or via the Kapitänsweg that ends north of the castle. Alternatively, you an take the 916 bus from downtown (€2–€4, 44 min.).

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Burgsteige 11
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg  72001, Germany

- 7071 - 297--7384

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Rate Includes: €5, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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