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Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

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Address: Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 19:00
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Castle with a small museum.

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.

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Jenise L
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Reviewed 10 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 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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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Reviewed 26 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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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 11 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
Davidsonville, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This castle now belongs to the university but it dates back to a fort in the eleventh century. Houses an ancient culture museum and a small exhibit honoring the German scientist who discovered DNA. Castle entrance is free but museum is a nominal fee. Clean bathrooms in the museum.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The place really surprised me. I did not have high expectations, but when I got there I found a fantastic place. It was not so crowded and there you have the possibilty to see wonderful landscapes.

Thank Aguinaldo_BSantos

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