Duty of winter road clearance

In Germany, private citizens are generally required to clear snow in winter and grit when it is slippery. Most cities and municipalities regulate where and to what extent in their own bylaws. If you live in Tübingen, you are responsible for all public traffic areas that run alongside your house. Anyone who lives in a house, regardless of whether they are a tenant or a house owner, must clear snow and spread ice. The obligation to clear and spread snow applies primarily to pavements, footpaths and stairways. However, it also applies to other public traffic areas, such as the waiting… Read More

French Film Days in Tübingen

Around 100 films from the French-speaking world can be seen at the French Film Festival in Tübingen and Stuttgart until November 9. The 39th edition of the festival is once again the largest showcase of Francophone cinema in the German-speaking world. The annual event in 2022 will not only take place in cinemas in Tübingen and Stuttgart, but also online: Some of the films can be seen online from November 10 to 17. Most of the films will be shown in French, with a few in English. But there are always German or English subtitles. The motto of the current… Read More

Six want to be the boss in Tübingen’s town hall

Many candidates’ posters are currently hanging on the roadside in Tübingen. Two women and four men are running for mayor on Sunday, 23 October—including Boris Palmer, who has been in office for 16 years. Each term of office lasts eight years. The OB candidates will introduce themselves at a municipal information evening. The event begins on Wednesday, 5 October, at 7 p.m. in the Hermann-Hepper-Halle and will also be broadcast on the internet. Around 69,000 citizens of Tübingen are eligible to vote. They must be German citizens or citizens of a Member State of the European Union and at least… Read More

Wüste Welle—Open Day

The free radio station Wüste Welle and the editorial staff NewcomerNEWS are offering free (taster) workshops next Friday and Saturday, 07.10. and 08.10.2022. Participants will gain an insight into the basics of radio journalism, for example, or how to create their own programme. You can take different workshops individually and also participate without prior registration. Participation is open to all, newcomers from other countries are especially welcome. Info: https://www.wueste-welle.de/events/view/id/191762/date/1665093600 tun22100601 www.tuenews.de Das Studio des Radios Wüste Welle in Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.

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

Intercultural Week under the motto “#offen geht” (#open goes)

Every year in autumn, the Intercultural Week takes place nationwide. This year the events are from 12 September to 23 October. Many offices, institutions, initiatives and associations organise a programme with information, participation, cultural and discussion offers. In Tübingen, the Intercultural Week has existed in its current form since 2003, and Tübingen offers more than 30 events. The events include children’s and family activities, readings, storytelling, exhibitions, culinary offerings, concerts, music and dance performances, art events, church services, health offers and workshops. Programme of events Intercultural Week in Tübingen at: https://www.tuebingen.de/Dateien/interkulturelle_woche_2022.pdf and www.tuebingen.de/iwo tun22090605 www.tuenews.de Interkulturelle Woche in Tübingen 2022… Read More

Buy tickets again: Buses and trains after the 9-euro ticket

September 1st will mark the end of the nine-euro ticket. Therefore, all passengers of buses and trains will have to buy a ticket again before departing. For refugees from Ukraine, there will be no more returning fees for local transport fares. The Association of German Transport Companies had already announced this in May. The cheapest way to get a ticket in Tübingen is for owners of the KreisBonusCard: they can buy a monthly pass for the TüBus for 15 euros. Alternatively, there are discounted tickets for four; Four tickets then cost only 5.20 euros, for children 2.60 euros. The pupil’s… Read More

DRK Tests in Tübingen Free of Charge

In Tübingen, there are still free rapid corona tests without prerequisites. The German Red Cross (DRK) offers these tests three times a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. According to DRK, the test station that is located in front of the Uhlandbad in Tübinger Karlstraße is open from 12.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. In other places in Tübingen´s districts and countrywide, new rules for tests will be applied from July. Among the rules, free rapid tests can be offered for several groups like children under five years of age, pregnant women in the first three months, people who need a… Read More

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

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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