Information for New Staff Members

Opens external link in new windowLiving in Tübingen
The following pages of the Tübingen Research Campus provide information on living in Germany and in Tuebingen with much practical advice: 
- General Information
- Accomondation
- Health
- Banks & Insurance
- Shopping
- Family
- Getting Around (Car sharing, Busses and more)
- Learning German

Opens external link in new windowPreparing you Stay
Have you been invited to Tuebingen for a research stay? Are you about to start doctoral work? Have you been offered a position as a postdoc? 
The information compiled on these pages is here to guide you through the process of planning your stay, preparing for arrival, and getting started. 
- Before you leave home 
- Your first two weeks 
- As soon as possible
Opens external link in new windowPaperwork
The following pages provide information about the paperwork you will need to take care of when you come to Tuebingen and even before. From immigration to your salary and taxes, be sure to take good notice of the advice on these pages.

Opens external link in new windowGetting ready to leave Tuebingen

We hate to see you go, but you can make your departure a smooth one by planning ahead.

Further Information

Finding Accommodation
Availability provided, you may stay at our guest house for the first days or weeks.

Max Planck House
Max-Planck-Ring 6, 72076 Tübingen 
Phone: +49 7071 601-765 
Fax: +49 7071 601-790 
E-mail: Max-Planck-Haus[at]

Locating a housing off campus may require some time. For the mean time, you might need to make a reservation at one of the other private guest houses in Tübingen. Please ask at the Max Planck House or check the list of overnight possibilities.

A good source to find apartments is the local newspaper “Schwäbisches Tagblatt” on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may also contact the "Mitwohnzentrale" in central Tübingen.

Registration office / Bürgeramt
As soon as you have a permanent address in Germany you are obliged to register at the local residents' registration office. At the Bürgeramt you may also pick up a city map or the yellow bin bags.

Bürgeramt Tübingen  
Schmiedtorstrasse 4
72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 204-2020
Fax: +49 7071 204-2222 
E-mail: buergerdienste[at]tuebingen.debuergerdienste[at]

Phone hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 8:00-12:00 am and 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 am

Office hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7.30am - 1.00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7.30 am - 6.00 pm

Traveling around Tübingen
Tübingen has a good public transport system. Here you find information about prices and timetables of the city busses and regional busses. You may also want to rent a car or check out carsharing.
Last updated: Tuesday, 24.04.2018