Location and Access
The nearest airport to Tübingen is.
The next most convenient connections are from, or .
If you fly to Stuttgart Airport, there are three ways to reach Tübingen via public transport:
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 (international and national railways) or via (regional railways and buses).
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.
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.
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