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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Café Sozial offers space for encounters

Refugees of all nations and Tübingen residents can meet at the Café sozial. The café is located on the first floor of the social services department of the Tübingen city administration at Derendinger Straße 50, where the “International Encounter Café” is held every Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Guests can make new contacts over coffee, tea and pastries, the city said in a press release. There are also offers of information and assistance, as well as a games corner for children. Every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the “Lern-Café” opens with tutoring by volunteers in learning German. The… Read More

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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: Tuesday, May 31, Dr. Wieland Brendel: Why can’t a computer do my homework yet? Tuesday, June 21, Prof. Dr. Christiane Zarfl: Why do rivers have to flow wildly? Tuesday, June… Read More

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Free digital German courses at the VHS

The adult education centers in the state offer free digital German courses with the vhs learning portal. They have also been available in Ukrainian since April. The courses can be used alongside official language and integration courses as well as independently of them. The learning platform is also a way to bridge the time until a language course begins. Beginners and advanced learners can also acquire German for the workplace at different levels. There are also offers to learn writing, reading and arithmetic and to prepare for a school-leaving qualification. The only requirement is to register with an e-mail address… Read More

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