Location and Access

Access to Tübingen
Access to the research labs


University town of Tübingen is situated on the River Neckar in Southern Germany
, in the heart of Baden-Württemberg, between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alps, and is not far from Stuttgart.  The University was founded in 1477 by Eberhard im Bart, Count and later first Duke of Wurttemberg.  Life in Tübingen is characterized by its more than 26,000 students, living in this comparatively small city of 83,000 inhabitants.

Access to Tübingen

By plane

The nearest airport to Tübingen is Stuttgart.

The next most convenient connections are from Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich/Switzerland.

If you fly to Stuttgart Airport, there are three ways to reach Tübingen via public transport:

  • Taxi requires about 30 to 40 minutes and costs approx. 46,- EUR. A taxi stop is located in front of the airport main building.

  • A shuttle bus, Airport Sprinter, line no. 828, runs between the airport and the central bus station of Tübingen. You can buy the tickets in the bus (4.65-6.15 EUR; October 2013). The buses leave twice every hour on weekdays and hourly on weekends and holidays. The ride takes approx. 60 minutes.

  • If you prefer to continue from the aiport by train, you must take the S-Bahn (S2 or S3) to the central railway station in Stuttgart. You will find the S-Bahn-stops on the ground-floor of the airport building. Trains operate every 10 to 20 min. Travel time to the central railway station in Stuttgart is about 25 min. In Stuttgart, you can continue as described for the arrival by train below.

By train

The main connection for long distance trains (ICE, IC, EC) is to the central train station in Stuttgart (Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof), which is about 50 km from Tübingen. Tübingen can also be reached by regional trains from Horb, Sigmaringen, Ulm and Plochingen.

From Stuttgart, regional trains to Tübingen via Esslingen, Plochingen, Nürtingen, and Reutlingen leave daily every hour. It will take 1 hour to reach the main station in Tübingen.  It is very close to the centre of Tübingen. From the train station, the ENT-Clinic Tübingen can be reached by taxi or bus lines 5, 13, 18 or 19.

Timetables may be obtained via Deutsche Bundesbahn (international and national railways) or via EFA (regional railways and buses).

By car

Travelling by car, Tübingen can be reached best by taking either the A81 (E41) motorway (Stuttgart-Singen) or the A8 (E52) motorway (Munich-Stuttgart-Karlsruhe), which runs adjacent to the airport.

From A8 (E52) motorway: directions Munich to Stuttgart / Karlsruhe to Stuttgart

The most rapid connection to Tübingen is via the Bundesstrasse B27. Leave at exit no. 52 Stuttgart-Degerloch and follow the sign Tübingen / Reutlingen, B27. This Bundesstrasse does not go through villages. This route is frequently blocked by traffic jams during rush hour. It takes about 20 min to reach the surroundings of Tübingen.

From A81 (E41) motorway: direction Singen to Stuttgart

Leave at exit no. 28 Herrenberg and follow the sign Tübingen, Ammerbuch, B28.  You reach the surroundings of Tübingen in about 15 min via Ammerbuch-Entringen and Unterjesingen.

Alternatively, you may leave at exit no. 29 Rottenburg and follow the sign Rottenburg, Tübingen / Reutlingen, B28a. Following the signs Tübingen, you reach the surroundings of Tübingen in about 15 min.


Parking in Tübingen


Access to the research labs

Our laboratories are located in the Department of Otolaryngology Tübingen, in the southern half of the building on the first and second floors. However, the main entrance for visitors is at the northern end of the building, on the third floor, situated directly on Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 5. The building is  recognizable as a large green building, labeled with the number 600. The number is readily visible near the highest point of the building. You can ask at the front desk (Pförtner) for one of us to bring you to the labs.

By car from the centre of Tübingen

From within the Tübingen area, follow the signs in the direction of "BG Unfallklinik, Uni-Kliniken Berg" and "HNO-Klinik" in the Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5 (turn-off from the Schnarrenbergstraße; coordinates 48.531899° N, 9.035398° E). There is parking on the west side of the building; the entrance is via a boom gate near the front entrance on the north side. If the gate is closed, press the information button and announce that you have an appointment with one of the lab members. At the moment there is only a few parking spots because of the construction site of the new Department of Ophthalmology (until 2015). There is a multi-storey car park in the "Crona P4" and there is also metered parking along the main street (Schnarrenbergstr.) leading to the hospital complex.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is called "Uni-Kliniken Berg", which is reached by the lines 5, 13, 18, and 19. Walk 20-50 m further up the main street, and then  into Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße at the traffic lights. The main entrance to the ENT-Clinic is about 100 m up the hill on the left hand side.





Lorentz contraction of Tübingen



Access to the clinic