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Tübingen, an old university city of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is situated 20 miles southwest of Stuttgart, on a ridge between the River Neckar and the Ammer . The city functions as the seat of the Administrative District of Tübingen, as well as of the county of Tübingen.
In 2002 the city had 82,885 inhabitants, including circa 20,000 students. Geographical location: 48°30′ N 9°45′ E. Tübingen is best described as a mixture of an old and distinguished academic flair including liberal and leftist politics, with rural, agricultural and typical Swabian elements. The city contains many picturesque buildings from previous centuries, and lies on the river Neckar.
At the end of the Nineties, the biggest German weekly, "Der Spiegel" published a national survey according to which Tübingen had the highest quality of life from all cities in Germany.
Famous Tübingen residents include the poet Friedrich Hölderlin, Alois Alzheimer, from whom Alzheimer's disease takes its name and Friedrich Miescher, who was the first to discover DNA. Wilhelm Schickhard developed the first mechanical computer. Hegel and Johannes Kepler also studied in Tübingen. It is the home of scholars of international renown such as Ernst Bloch, a philosopher, Hans Küng, a theologician, Walter Jens, a famous author, as well as Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard , nobel prize laureate for medicine.
- Kreßbach (zu Weilheim)
- Waldhäuser Ost
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Ann Arbor, Michigan is Tübingen's sister city in the United States of America. Other cities twinned with Tübingen are Aix-en-Provence (France), Monthey (Switzerland), Durham (United Kingdom), Aigle (Switzerland), Perugia (Umbria, Italy), and Petrozavodsk ( Karelia, Russia).
- City's official website (German)
- Eberhard Karls University (English and German)
- Tourism information (German)
- Tübingen page of German National Tourist Board (English)
- Tuebingen Insider Tipps (German)
- Tuebingen, city of culture (English)
- TÜzilla Tübingen Open Directory Project entry page (German)
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