|The Neckar River wends its way throughout the Württemberg region of southern Germany.|
It has played an endearing role throughout the history not only of the university town
of Tübingen, but the entire region itself.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tübingen - a university on the water
Punts have been a part of Tübingen's river-life and scenery for ages. Students, locals and tourists alike have long enjoyed these low-slung boats for cruising the lovely river, enjoying picnics, cocktails, a bottle of champagne, and even playing their musical instruments directly on these pleasure crafts as they slowly "pole" their way through the water.
Tübingen is most certainly worth the visit. It boasts one of the oldest universities in all of Germany, founded in 1477. (See the official website of the university for more information on the school: University of Tübingen )
How to get there from Stuttgart, capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg: The Road to Tübingen
A native Virginian who worked in several different countries from Europe to Asia and across the U.S. before settling permanently in Germany in 2006. Particularly loves photography; architectural history, exploring the quieter streets; finding a friendly café where he can chat up others and hear their exciting travel adventures; travel writing; Eastern European history, and doing Chinese calligraphy.