Sundays are family days. As a new resident of Germany I used to bemoan the fact that stores are closed on Sundays, leaving only one day for errands. Now I have come to enjoy getting away from the bustle of work and running errands for a day of peace.
Baby can now handle the cobblestones paving most of the downtown. And she enjoys the Swabian items on the kids menu at Tübinger Wurstküche, a local restaurant housed in an 18th century half-timbered home. After several visits to the city I have made this a go-to stop for visitors, even if takes me awhile to find the location given Tübigen’s windy alleys.
Menu suggestions: the Collegium Riesling quenches summer thirsts. For food, anything with mushrooms will be divine.
For sights, it’s worth a visit to the Tübingen stiftskirche and a climb up to the tower. From here you can catch a view of the Neckar, surrounding green hills and the castle which presides over the town.
Unless you are a big pre-history buff, the castle can be a miss, as it houses the “Old Culture Museum,” documenting mainly Bronze and Stone Age finds from the region.
Five kilometers away lies the Bebenhausen monastery, a medieval monastery partially converted into a hunting lodge for Kaiser Wilhelm.
Downton Abbey fans will appreciate the royal kitchen exhibit, which shows the multi-room affair that turn of the century staff had to run for the royals. There is a storeroom, meat room, and wood fired stove that could reach temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius.