Have you ever been to the lovely German university town Tübingen?
--> That's a mistake!
Tübingen, situated 30 km south of Stuttgart in central Baden-Württemberg, is really worth visiting.
Please cast a glance on some of the beautiful sites of this traditional university town I took recently...
View from the Neckar bridge to the Neckarfront with the steeple of the Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church) and the house including the adjoining small yellow tower where the poet Friedrich Hölderlin lived for the last 36 years of his life.
Same view as before, three hours later.
Obviously Hölderlin was at home at the time of the shot... ;-)
But Tübingen has much more to offer than a picturesque old town.
In 2011 25.800 of the 89.000 inhabitants were students. So you can find a plenty of unique taverns or coffee houses and a rich and great variety of individuell shops apart from the big department store chains.
...and many traces of "free spirit" manners of expression:
--> together with red wine: sausage in curry sauce ;-)
Have you ever seen a "composition" of bills showing the current
President mass murderer of Syria Bashar al-Assad and the American actor Humphrey Bogart?
Obviously the degree of destruction of Assad's poster is an indicator for his popularity and additionally a gauge and metaphor for the desolate condition of his country.
But back to the more beautiful sites of Tübingen...
Autumnal atmosphere under a red sunshade in the old town in the late afternoon and...
...old-fashioned, but wonderful neon signs in the early evening light.
Did you like my short trip through Tübingen?
Market square with Tübingen town hall.
CU at Tübingen... ;-)
Take your camera with you...!