Useful Map of Tübingen and How to reach the Institute


Directions to the Institute

Arriving by Plane

The nearest airport to Tuebingen is in Stuttgart. After arriving, you can take the Opens external link in new windowAirportsprinter (Bus 828), which will bring you directly to the main station in Tübingen with a journey time of about one hour.

You can also take a taxi from the airport. The taxi ride takes only 30 to 40 minutes and will cost 43 Euros or more (if you would like to book a MiniCar in advance, please call phone: +49 7071 93500).

Arriving by Train

Intercity trains, including the high-speed ICE service, will bring you to Stuttgart’s main train station, from where a local train takes about an hour to reach Tübingen. From there the Max Planck Campus can be reached by taxi (10 minutes) or by bus (20 to 30 minutes including walking and waiting times). The bus station and the taxi service are both located directly opposite to the main exit of Tübingen’s train station.
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Arriving by Bus

It takes about 15 minutes with bus no. 3 in the direction of “Ulmenweg” and bus no. 17 in the direction of “Uni-Kliniken Berg” from the main station in Tuebingen to the bus stop "Ochsenweide". From "Ochsenweide", you need to walk about 100 meters downhill and then turn left onto the street called “Spemannstrasse” and walk uphill for about 300 meters. The Max Planck Campus is located at the end of this street. 

Alternatively, you can take bus no. 4 in the direction of “WHO Ulmenweg” until you reach the bus stop “Corrensstraße”. Across the road from this bus stop, a long flight of steps leads uphill through some trees. Follow these steps until you reach the street called “Spemannstraße”. Please watch your steps as the stairs are not cleaned throughout winter. The Max Planck Campus will be located to your right side.
In either case, it will take about 10 minutes to walk from the bus stop to the campus.
time table information of local public transport of Tübingen

Arriving by Car

Map of Tübingen
Map of Tübingen
+++ Due to contstruction work on campus access via Spemannstrasse is blocked. +++
+++ Please use alternate access via Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse. +++

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).
Last updated: Tuesday, 15.09.2015