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    Studying in Leipzig and Tuebingen

    Over the next summer, I plan to study German at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig for a month and next year's spring semester I hope to enter an exchange program with Eberhard Karls Universitaet in Tuebingen.

    Leipzig sounds like a cool city and Tuebingen is close to a lot of the cities where some of my ancestors came to America from (Baden, Heidelberg, Mosbach, Heilbronn...not to mention all of Switzerland further south particularly Schaffhausen.)

    Anyhow, I wanted to know from people living in Deutschland or people who have been to these places some of the things I should definitely see and do while I am there. The Leipzig program is kind of time-limited but there are planned excursions to Berlin and Dresden. Really I want to know what cool things I can do and see while in Tuebingen.

    Let me know what you think.

    (Sorry for this not being in German...really should be able to write well in German if I plan to go to a German university shouldn't I...)

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    Better yet, you could answer in German and force me to practice at least my reading comprehension. Maybe I'll try to post more in German but I am a little afraid of looking like an idiot. Oh well, it's not like there's not plenty of people posting in English on the site with less than perfect skill. eyes:

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    hi Soten. I hope you will read this...
    first of all, sorry for my bad English!

    A friend of mine is living in Tuebingen. It's a typical University-City (!!), so i guess that you will easily make contact with many other students there. Although it is a relative small city, Tuebingen offers a lot of sights, tradition and possibilities to enjoy yourself. It combines the medieval influence with the modern one. I am sure you gonna like it.


    some "must see" - sights:

    the Museum in the Castle Hohentübingen:
    there you will find exhibits from the prehistory TILL the 20th century !! And the surrounding scenery is quite amazing ...

    website: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/museum-schloss/

    there ist also a "local history museum" in the heart of the city and a "Visual arts" - hall !! You can get the information, by just asking the people or students of the city.



    botanical garden of the university:
    You have to visit it !! especially in summer! It's just beautiful ...
    Website: http://www.botgarten.uni-tuebingen.d...tiki-index.php

    If you are interested in astronomy, you could also have a look on the observatory. It's a part of the faculty of maths and physics.


    Take a trip on the boat !! You will find many ferrymen on the neckar river !!

    On your boat trip you will also see the Friedrich Hölderlin Tower - it was named after a famous german poet (so if you're going to improve your german, go in there and you will find a museum ^^ .. but i have to warn you, german poetry is not easy to understand, as a beginner)


    Landestheater Tübingen:
    If you are tired of usual cinemas, you will also able to visit the local theatre of Tuebingen. But most of the "plays" there, are modern ones and in german.

    website: http://www.landestheater-tuebingen.de/


    You will find many other things automatically at your own , like the historic city, parks etc. ..

    The biggest neighbor of Tuebingen is Stuttgart, but there are so many sights ... i haven't got so much time to list those for you. It could be quite useful to buy a tourist guide in town!



    i hope, i could help you a little bit.
    greets from munich,
    Martin

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    Thanks for all the information. I will look into these sites more when I get the time.

    I really didn't expect anyone to reply to this thread...I posted it months ago.

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    I really can't help you in any way that would be relative to your time over there, but I can say enjoy everything that you do and see. It sounds like one of those opportunities that come around only once, so make the most of it!
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