Learning to swim during the vacations

The initiative “Swimming for all children” offers free places in two vacation swimming courses at the Uhlandbad in Tübingen. The free offer for children from the age of five is aimed at families with the KreisBonusCard. Beginners can make their first experiences with the water from February 20 to 25, between 2 and 2:45 p.m. each day, at the Tübingen Uhlandbad. For advanced swimmers, there will be a course in the same period between 12 and 12:45 pm. Those who have already achieved the “Seepferdchen” are considered advanced. In addition, there are currently still free places in an advanced course,… Read More

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Winter outdoor picnic: Where barbecuing is allowed

You can barbecue in winter, too—but in Germany, roasting over an open fire is only allowed in designated areas. Around Tübingen, there are a number of barbecue areas. Grills are installed there, so all you need to bring, besides the barbecue, is dry firewood to start a fire. Sometimes there is a grate for the barbecue, but often it is advisable to bring a skewer. Trees may not be cut down for this purpose, nor may branches be cut off. In order to prevent forest fires, sometimes even barbecuing at barbecue sites is prohibited in hot summers. The barbecue areas… Read More

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Sundays in Tübingen: Games for children

The free winter playrooms are opening again in Tübingen. There—without registration—children can find new playmates and parents or grandparents can meet and socialise. This is what the city writes in a press release. The playrooms in Südstadt, the city centre and Waldhäuser Ost will be open on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter until March 2023. An overview of the locations, the dates and the opening hours can be found at the link https://www.tuebingen.de/23407.html#/38411. tun22112202 www.tuenews.de Kind beim Malen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus. 001411        3,891 total views

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Learning to swim during the Christmas holidays

During the Christmas vacations, the “Swimming for All Children” initiative in Tübingen and Rottenburg is once again offering new free courses for children aged 5 and up. The prerequisite is that the family has a KreisBonusCard for their child. More detailed information can be found on the homepage www.sfak.de and on the Facebook page of the initiative. You can register online there. The courses are open to all children—regardless of whether they are German or from other countries. The swimming instructors come from different nations. Between December 21 and January 7, there are almost two hours of swimming lessons every… Read More

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Women dance and relax

“Liberty Dance” is the name of a free dance project for women with a refugee or migration background. Interested women meet every Saturday from 2 to 3.30 p.m. at the German-American Institute (dai) in Tübingen’s Karlstraße 3. Under the direction of dance teacher Anke Zapf-Vaknin, they can dance, relax and have fun together without registration, according to the dai. Their children can be looked after in the library. Please register your needs in advance at Sophia.Kummler@dai-tuebingen.de. The project of dai and the migration counselling centre InFö runs this year until Saturday, 17 December. tun22111603 www.tuenews.de dai in Tübingen- Hausfassade des… Read More

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The dai invites refugee women to dance

The German-American Institute (dai) in Tübingen was founded 70 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary with guests, the dai is making new offers. One offer is “Liberty Dance”, a dance course for refugee women and women with a migration background. It starts on Saturday, 24 September, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 3.30 p.m. in the dai hall at Karlstraße 3. Every Saturday, the dai writes, the aim is to “dance, relax, laugh and simply celebrate the joy of movement”. The course costs nothing. Participants can come without registration. Info: All information about the dai—language courses, events and the public… Read More

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Apply for the state family pass for summer fun

With the State Family Pass, children and their caregivers (usually parents and relatives) receive free or reduced admission to many excursion destinations in Baden-Württemberg. Up to four other people can also use the pass. In addition, “… this year, too, the State Family Pass enables a wide variety of inexpensive leisure experiences. In combination with the 9-Euro-Ticket, it is also even easier to go on excursions in Baden-Württemberg in August,” says Minister of Social Affairs and Integration Manne Lucha at the start of the 2022 summer holidays. The following groups of people are eligible: Families if they live in a… Read More

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Sailing and Dancing in Kirchentellinsfurt

Children and adults in Kirchentellinsfurt can once again participate in the summer holiday programme during the school holidays. Between 28 July and 11 September, 32 activities will be offered by associations, churches, and many artists, including free sailing trials on the quarry pond, painting courses, hip-hop dance classes, and bike tours. However, only children who live in Kirchentellinsfurt can enjoy these activities. The deadline for registration is July 7. Regarding the fees, the cost of participation varies from 2 euros to 80 euros, and some excursions are free. There are no special discounts for holders of the KreisBonusCard. For further… Read More

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Vacation Programs for Children and Teenagers

This summer, children and adults in Tübingen, Mössingen, and Rottenburg will once again find many opportunities to romp in, enjoy handicrafts and develop creativity during the school vacations. For the KreisBonusCard holders, many offers cost less money and sometimes they are available free of charge. All programs also can be found on the Internet. Other regions, such as Kusterdingen and Gomaringen, are also preparing vacation programs. The city of Tübingen alone affords 247 programs on its list. These programs include courses such as gliding and aerial acrobatics for different age groups, and for girls, there would be painting or a… Read More

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Main branch of Tübingen Public Library closes for renovation work

From Thursday, May 26, to Monday, June 20, the main branch will be closed for renovation work. It will not be possible to return media. The loan period for media borrowed now will be extended to September/October. As an alternative, the branch in Derendingen will be open from Tuesday, May 31, to Saturday, June 18, (Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). From Tuesday, June 21, the main branch will be open again, restricted by further construction work. Temporary access to the library is via Hintere Grabenstraße and is not barrier-free.… Read More

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