• Children can also come to the university

    Children can also come to the university

    This year, the University of Tübingen is once again inviting all children between the ages of 7 and 12 to come to lectures at the university. These are held by real professors exclusively for children. The professors use simple language suitable for children and show that science can be fun. The lectures take place on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Lecture Hall 25 (Kupferbau, Hölderlinstraße 5). These are the topics:...
  • International Women’s Day on March 8

    International Women’s Day on March 8

    International Women’s Day is a day of action that draws attention to women’s rights and gender equality worldwide. On the one hand, the day celebrates the achievements of the women’s rights movement and, on the other hand, creates awareness for continuing discrimination and inequalities. For this year’s International Women’s Day, the city of Tübingen and the “Aktionsbündnis Gleichstellung Tübingen” invite you to various events: From Thursday, March 3 to Wednesday,...
  • Women’s Film Days in Tübingen

    Women’s Film Days in Tübingen

    The Tübingen/Reutlingen city group of the TERRE DES FEMMES e.V. association is organizing a film festival from Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6 with internationally awarded feature films and documentaries about strong women. The leading actresses are, for example, Afghan women's rights activists, a female mountaineer in Iran or Kurdish fighters against the IS. The nine films will be shown at the Kino Museum and the German-American Institute d.a.i...
  • Vacation program during the carnival vacations in Tübingen

    Vacation program during the carnival vacations in Tübingen

    During the carnival vacations from February 28 to March 4, the Pixelwerkstatt and the German-American Institute (d.a.i) offer a vacation program for children and teenagers. The d.a.i offers English courses from 5th grade up to Abitur preparation or exam preparation for Realschule level. For holders of the KreisBonusCard Junior, the courses cost 5 euros each. The Pixelwerkstatt offers courses on animated films, robots, textile plotting or photo editing. For holders...
  • Series of Events Jewish Life in the Arab-Islamic World

    Series of Events Jewish Life in the Arab-Islamic World

    From Saturday, February 26th to Monday, February 28th, there will be various events in Tübingen on the topic of Jewish life in the Arab-Islamic world. On all dates, admission is free; the organizers ask for donations. On Saturday at 8:30 p.m., a discussion and concert on Jewish-Muslim coexistence in North Africa and the Middle East will take place at Café Haag in Tübingen. On Sunday at 19:30 and Monday at...
  • Presentations and workshops about the topic Islam at TübIs

    Presentations and workshops about the topic Islam at TübIs

    TübIs”, short for “Tübinger Islamgespräche” (Tübingen Islam talks), is an association that campaigns for a differentiated picture of Islam in the public. TübIs’ objective is to strengthen “the democratic life together in diversity”. For this, the association is organizing conference days with presentations, workshops and a panel discussion, which will start on Monday, November 8th, and go until Sunday, November 21st. Topics include religious education at schools, antisemitism under Muslims...
  • Arabic Film Festival / Children and Family Day in Tübingen

    Arabic Film Festival / Children and Family Day in Tübingen

    For the 17th time, the Arabic Film Festival will take place in Tübingen and Stuttgart. From October 7th to 16th, there will be numerous film screenings, concerts and workshops by artists from the Arabic world. There will be free activities for children in Tübingen: On Sunday, October 10, the children and family day of the Arabic Film Festival will take place from 12 pm to 5 pm in the Arsenal...
  • Intercultural Weeks from 23 September to 3 October

    Intercultural Weeks from 23 September to 3 October

    Under the motto "#offengeht" (“#openworks”), the Intercultural Week starts nationwide on Thursday with a wide range of events. In the district of Tübingen, 30 events offer examples of peaceful coexistence and good social interaction: the lectures, readings, exhibitions, cooking meetings, cultural offerings, church services and workshops deal with topics such as prejudice, discrimination and racism. "The intercultural week creates a platform for contacts and encounters. It stands for a culture...
  • The exhibition shows: Understanding succeeds even without words

    The exhibition shows: Understanding succeeds even without words

    “Many languages—one world” is the title of an exhibition in Dußlingen. It will open on Monday, July 26th, at 6 p.m. in the town hall. It shows that the diversity of the world can also be found in Dußlingen. Citizens who speak more than one language answered questions for photos using only their facial expressions and body language. With her portraits, the Tübingen-based photographer Natalia Zumaràn wants to show “that...
  • Summer holiday programme of the City of Tübingen

    Summer holiday programme of the City of Tübingen

    Registration for the summer holiday programme of the city of Tübingen is possible online from now on until July 5th 2021. The programme is directed at children and adolescents aged six to 15. Every day during the summer holiday, exciting classes will take place – from city rallies and film workshops to adventure days with horses, there is something for everyone. Some courses are separated by boys and girls, others...
  • Whitsun holiday programme for children

    Whitsun holiday programme for children

    In Baden-Württemberg there are Whitsun holidays from 25 May to 6 June, 24 May is a bank holiday and also free of school. During these two weeks, various providers organise holiday programmes for children: The city of Tübingen offers, among other things, handicraft and art workshops, English courses and sports events for girls and boys separately or together. Among them are workshops by the media workshop PIXEL. Some offers are...
  • Let the pig out!

    Let the pig out!

    “Let the pig out” is a German expression and means to act out, for example to celebrate at a party. Under this motto, the city museum invites visitors to a family exhibition to guess German proverbs and sayings with all their senses. The proverbs are presented in a room installation: In a darkened room for example there is the opportunity to feel proverbs. At other media stations you can see...

    Museums and other places open again in the District of Tübingen

    Because of the relaxation of the shutdown, museum and other cultural places are open again in the District of Tübingen. tünews INTERNATIONAL is giving an overview: Tübingen University Museum in the Schloss Hohentübingen (Castle of Hohentübingen): Museum Old Cultures and special exhibition, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; City Museum, Kornhausgasse: permanent exhibition and special exhibition, starting March 17th, Wednesdays through Saturdays,...

    International Weeks against Racism 2021

    On March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is taking place. Because of this, in many German cities the “International Weeks against Racism” are taking place every year in March. For this occasion, there will also be different events and campaigns taking place between March 15th and 28th in Tübingen. “We want to support the thought of solidarity in everyday life between the local people and...

    10th December: Human Rights Day

    Year after year, people around the world celebrate Human Rights Day on 10th December. On 10th December 1948, the United Nations announced the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". For the first time it guaranteed equal rights for all people. The Declaration is still relevant after more than 70 years. Because every day somewhere in the world one of its 30 articles is violated. State arbitrariness and violence exist in many...

    Customs in the Advent season

    The Advent season in Germany has many traditions and customs. Advent means “the coming of God”, referring to the birth of Jesus Christ, which many people in Germany celebrate on December 24th. Advent begins on the first Sunday after November 26th and is then celebrated on all four Sundays until Christmas. The celebrations have many customs. One of them is the Advent wreath, a beautifully decorated wreath made of fir...

    What is the St. Nicholas’ Day?

    The St. Nicholas’ Day on December 6th is the death anniversary  of the bishop Saint Nicholas of Myra. Many legends exist about Nicholas. He supposedly shared his entire inheritance with the poor and was a very religious man. St. Nicholas’ Day is a Christian holiday during the advent season and is also celebrated by many non-Christians with their children in Germany. On the eve before St. Nicholas’ Day, children put...

    World Children’s Day on November 20th

    The World Children’s Day by the United Nations takes place on November 20th. It was established in 1954 and is an important part in the history of children’s rights. On November 20th, 1959, the general assembly of the United Nations accepted the declaration of children’s rights. On the same day, 30 years later, they adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In it, the rights of children are...

    Refrain from celebrating Halloween during corona

    The evening before All Hallows’ Day, Halloween, from October 31st to November 1st, was especially popular in Catholic Ireland in its beginnings. Irish immigrants in the United States of America followed this tradition to remember their origin and extended it. Since the 1990s, the Halloween customs, building on the American traditions, have become popular in Europe. Youngsters and children dress up as zombies or other scary characters on the evening...

    How Muslims mourn

    With the event “Islam and Death & Mourning”, TübIs is continuing the series of Tübingen's Islam Talks. The lecture with Hala Fouad-Sindlinger from TübIs will take place on Wednesday, October 21st, at 7:30 pm in the Café “Willi Wilhelm” in Wilhelmstraße 3/1. Along with Asli Kücük as the moderator. The lecture will deal with the question of how death and mourning are thematised in Islamic theology. Also included are examples...
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    Workshop on German rule of law for Arab refugees

    For refugees and asylum seekers who speak Arabic, a free rule of law lesson will take place on October 22nd in Rottenburg. From 14:00 to 17:15 i at Sülchenstraße 24, Rettungszentrum, Z 2, basic knowledge of the free democratic fundamental order of the Federal Republic of Germany will be discussed. Johannes Ady, judge at the Tübingen Regional Court, will lead this course. A press report on an earlier course is...

    Women talk about their life in Germany

    The Brückenhaus in Tübingen offers a workshop for women. The topic is “New country. Germany and my everyday life”. Women from different nations can talk about their life here. No specific language skills are necessary. The workshop starts on Thursday, October 8th, at 10 a.m. in the Brückenhaus, Werkstraße 8. There will be 13 meetings in total. They last one hour. Interested parties can contact Khalikova Nadira at 07071/204-1363 or...

    Workshop on German rule of law for Arab refugees

    For refugees and asylum seekers who speak Arabic as their mother tongue, a free rule of law lesson will take place on October 22nd in Rottenburg. From 14:00 to 17:15 in Rottenburg at Sülchenstraße 24, Rettungszentrum, Z 2, basic knowledge of the free democratic basic order of the Federal Republic of Germany will be discussed. Johannes Ady, judge at the Tübingen Regional Court, will lead this course. A press report...

    Volunteer-stories exhibition – a big hit

    Over 90 interested people in the District of Tübingen came together at the District Office Tübingen on the early evening of 28th September. They all want to be present for the exhibition opening of “Experiences with refugees – volunteer-stories from the District Tübingen”. For the exhibition, volunteers wrote down their experiences with refugees. The exhibition has 18 funny and moving stories. Furthermore, tünews INTERNATIONAL published a special edition depicting an...

    Opening program for the Arab Film Festival 2020

    Since 2005, the Arab Film Festival in Tübingen is the oldest and most important forum for Arabic movies in the German-speaking region. In its 16th festival year (1st to 10th October) one can expect exciting movie experiences. New movies from and about the Arabic world are on the program. Therefore, the festival is an important intercultural platform. It is also one of the biggest festivals that focuses on Arabic cinema...

    Intercultural Week 2020 in Tübingen

    Starting on Sunday, September 27th and going through Tuesday, October 6th, Germany celebrates the Intercultural Week. This year's motto is, “Live together, grow together”. The aim of the Intercultural Week is to provide information on the topics of migration and integration and to offer intercultural experiences for people to take part in. According to Cornelia Weber from the Diakonisches Werk Tübingen: “Encounters lead to the reduction of fear and turn...

    Volunteers share their experiences

    During the Tübingen Intercultural Week, an exhibition will take place in the District Office Tübingen, in which volunteers will share their experiences with refugees. The touching, funny and personal stories are printed on posters, which are placed outside between the buildings of the Tübingen District Office in the Wilhelm-Keil-Straße 50. The exhibition will run from September 29th to November 1st and is free of charge. For the opening of the...
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    Mutual empowerment for Muslim women

    In September, K.I.O.S.K is hosting an empowerment group for young Muslim women who have fled to Germany. The focus is on the compatibility of family, health and work. The training is for girls and young women only. The two coaches will talk to the participants about female role models, exchange experiences and facilitate a mutual strengthening among the participants. The training will take place on two dates: On September 17th...
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    Why Muslims celebrate the Festival of the Sacrifice

    By Rahima Abdelhafid For more than a billion Muslims worldwide, the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, “Eid al-Adha” in Arabic, begins on Friday, July 31, 2020. It is the highest festival in Islam. Due to the Islamic lunar calendar, the date of the festival changes every year. In the sun calendar it shifts backwards by usually eleven days a year. The Festival of the Sacrifice reminds Muslims of the trust Prophet...
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    Lecture on multilingual children

    Do children with a different mother tongue learn German better or worse? Are there disadvantages to children growing up with several languages? Professor Annick De Houwer from the University of Erfurt will talk about these questions and more in an online lecture on Tuesday, 21st July from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Volkshochschule Tübingen. De Houwer has published several textbooks and research papers on multilingualism in early childhood. The...

    Corona as of July 1st: Demos allowed

    Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. The Corona Regulation expressly respects the importance of freedom of assembly under Article 8 of the Basic Law. In principle, there are no limits to the number of participants. However, the organizers must work to ensure that the demonstrators abide by the distance rule. The authorities can also request certain hygiene measures. However, the law...

    Corona as of July 1st: No hygiene plan required for private celebrations for up to 100 people

    Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Starting July 1st, a hygiene plan is no longer necessary for private events with no more than 100 participants. This applies, for example, to birthday or wedding celebrations, baptisms and family celebrations. This is in the ordinance of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of June 23,...

    Private parties with a maximum of 99 guests

    Starting Tuesday, 9th June 2020, weddings and birthday parties will be permitted to be celebrated with more guests. In one’s home, up to 20 people from different households are allowed. No restrictions apply among family members anymore. This was announced by the federal state government of Baden-Württemberg. They made two examples: If four people live together in one household, up to a maximum of 16 people that are not related...
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    How Syrians Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    Youssef Kanjou Eid al-Fitr, the Feast at the end of Ramadan, is celebrated as a religious and social ritual that lasts for three days. We prepare everything during Ramadan. This includes baking the various sweets for the celebration, buying clothes, organizing family visits and cleaning as well as decorating the houses. On the day before Eid al-Fitr, mothers work particularly hard when it comes to preparing for the next day...

    Large events remain forbidden

    Large events are prohibited in Baden-Württemberg until at least August 31st, 2020. The state government listed popular festivals, large sporting events with spectators, large concerts, festivals, wine festivals (in villages, cities, streets), shooting clubs (Schützenfeste) and funfair events as examples of prohibited events. For smaller public or private events/celebrations as well as events without a celebratory character, a relaxation is not yet in sight. This is stated in the seventh...
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    Ramadan begins: What does fasting mean in Islam?

    By Oula Mahfouz This year, Ramadan begins on Friday, April 24, and continues until May 23. This date is determined by some Muslim countries and organizations through astronomical calculations, while others rely on seeing the crescent of Ramadan in the sky with the naked eye on the Thursday before. The month of Ramadan has a special meaning for Muslims and they consider it a month of closeness to God and...

    Still no events

    In Baden-Württemberg, events are still fundamentally prohibited, even after the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. The restrictions apply until May 3. According to a decision by the federal and state governments, major events should not be possible until at least August 31, 2020. tun 041803 Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald. Latest information on Corona: Click here
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    Mothers in training

    During a discussion evening, refugee women will report on their experiences in training in Germany. They will talk about how family and work can be reconciled and answer questions. The event is only for women and takes place in a protected setting. Interpreters and childcare staff are on site, and there is also catering. All refugee women are invited on Tuesday, March 24th to the next event. It will take...