- Map of Tübingen
From the highway A8 (coming from either direction)
The fastest connection to Tübingen is the federal highway B27. Leave highway A8 at the slip road Nr. 52 "Stuttgart Degerloch" and follow the road signs saying "Tübingen/Reutlingen, B27". The drive to Tübingen takes about 30 minutes from here. The federal highway B27 has four lanes and does not pass through any towns, nevertheless you should expect traffic holdups during the rush hour.
The directions through the town to the Max Planck Campus are described in city route no. 1 (see below).
City route no. 1: Leave the federal highway B27 at the slip road “Böblingen, Tübingen-Nord, Lustnau" and follow the street called “Stuttgarter Strasse”. At the third traffic light (cross road Wilhelmstrasse - Pfrondorfer Strasse) turn left in the direction of "Zentrum, Kliniken, Kunsthalle". After passing a gas station turn right in the direction of "Nordstadt, ..." and follow the “Nordring” uphill over three crossroads. At the fourth traffic light, turn left in the direction of the "Bundesforschungsanstalt” (National Reasearch Center) and follow the road "Waldhäuser Strasse". After passing the National Research Center and the observatory turn left and follow the road "Auf dem Kreuz". The entrance of this street is marked with a sign saying "Max-Planck-Institute, Spemannstrasse 32 - 39". Follow this road until you reach “Spemannstrasse”.
City route no. 2: If you are driving to Tübingen on the federal highway B464 through Bebenhausen, please turn right after entering Tübingen (cross road Wilhelmstrasse/Pfrondorfer Strasse) in the direction of "Zentrum, Kliniken, Kunsthalle". Please continue as described in city route no. 1 (see above).
City route no. 3: If you are driving to Tübingen on the federal highway B28 through Unterjesingen, please turn left after entering Tübingen. Then follow the signs saying "Hagelloch, Nordstadt, ..." Follow the road, Hagellocher Weg. At the first big intersection turn right and follow the street signs "Nordstadt, ...". After passing a large crossroad at the top of the hill, please turn left at the intersection Nordring and follow the signs "Alle Richtungen, Kunsthalle, ...". After passing two intersections on the right-hand side, you will reach the crossroad "Nordring/Waldhäuser Strasse". Please turn right and follow the street "Waldhäuser Strasse". Please continue as described in city route no. 1 (see above).
City route no. 4: If you are driving to Tübingen on the federal highway B28a from the direction of Weilheim or Hirschau, please follow the road Europastrasse until you see a flyover ahead. Follow the signs saying "B28, Herrenberg, Nordstadt, Kliniken" and turn left after driving under the bridge. After driving through a tunnel, please turn right at the third intersection in the direction of "Hagelloch, Berufsgen. Unfallklinik, ..." and follow the street Hagellocher Weg. Please continue as described in city route no. 1 (see above).