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Tübingen Altstadt from the Stiftskirche bell tower in July 2007.
Tübingen Altstadt from the Stiftskirche bell tower in July 2007.
Coat of arms of Tübingen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Tübingen
341 m (1,119 ft)
 • Total 91,506
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 07071
07073 (Unterjesingen)
07472 (Bühl)
Vehicle registration

Tübingen is a city in the German state Baden-Württemberg. It has about 83,000 people (2007). Tübingen is a traditional university town. About one in ten people living in Tübingen is a student.


Between 1470 and 1483, St. George's Collegiate Church was built. The collegiate church offices provided the opportunity for what soon afterwards became the most significant event in Tübingen's history: the founding of the Eberhard Karls University by Duke Eberhard im Bart of Württemberg in 1477, thus making it one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. The University of Tübingen became soon renowned as one of the most influential places of learning in the Holy Roman Empire, especially for theology. A Protestant faculty, Tübinger Stift, was established in 1535 in the former Augustinian monastery.

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