A summer walk in Tübingen, Germany

Tübingen is a beautiful historic university town in Southwestern Germany, around 30 km (19 mi.) south of Stuttgart.

All photos shot with Mamiya 6 and 50mm f/4 lens on Fujicolor Pro 400H medium-format film (film rated at ISO 200).
Developed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.

A good place to start a walk around town is at the Neckar Waterfront.

Neckar Waterfront, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Neckar Waterfront, Tübingen, Germany

Besides affording a view of some of the city’s oldest buildings, this is also the spot for watching (or joining for a ride on) the “Stocherkahn” boats on the Neckar river. During summer season, the boats are navigated by long wooden poles, as shown in this next photo taken from the Eberhard Bridge.

Neckar Waterfront from Eberhard Bridge, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Neckar Waterfront from Eberhard Bridge, Tübingen, Germany

Walking into the old town, we come across many a nice street corner, …

Old Town Italian Restaurant, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Italian Restaurant, Tübingen, Germany

… and we reach the historic Market Square with the City Hall, whose original structure dates back to the year 1435.

Old Town Market Square with City Hall, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Market Square with City Hall, Tübingen, Germany

Adjacent to Market Square, Marktgasse is home to shops and restaurants, …

Old Town Marktgasse, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Marktgasse, Tübingen, Germany

… whereas to the southern end of the square, Wienergäßle connects to the City Archive and the Protestant Monastery.

Old Town Wienergässle, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Wienergässle, Tübingen, Germany

Walking behind the City Hall in western direction, we reach Haaggasse, where we find Antiques shops, …

Old Town Haaggasse, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Haaggasse, Tübingen, Germany

… parked motorcycles, …

Old Town Haaggasse with Motorcycles, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Haaggasse with Motorcycles, Tübingen, Germany

… and a blend of half-timbered buildings – some used as restaurants and shops, others as private homes.

Old Town Haaggasse with Ratskeller Restaurant, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Haaggasse with Ratskeller Restaurant, Tübingen, Germany

Continuing on our short loop, we have now reached the lower end of Marktgasse, …

Old Town Marktgasse, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Marktgasse, Tübingen, Germany

… from where we proceed to the Nonnenhaus. The building dates back to the late 15th century, and used to be a home for lay nuns.

Old Town Nonnenhaus, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Old Town Nonnenhaus, Tübingen, Germany

We complete our walk where we started, taking one more look at the Neckar Waterfront. There is still some lighter traffic happening on the river 🙂

Neckar Waterfront from Eberhard Bridge, Tübingen, Germany Photo
Neckar Waterfront from Eberhard Bridge, Tübingen, Germany

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