The Empirical Inference symposium will take place at the Max Planck House of the Max-Planck-Campus Tübingen. For the information regarding how to travel to Tübingen, please click here.

Max-Planck-Haus Lecture Hall
Spemannstrasse 36
72076 Tübingen

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The city of Tübingen offers you a great variety of places to stay including hotels and guest-houses. You can browse through the list of accommodations or ask the tourist information (see below) for any assistance.

Note that the annual Tübingen Christmas market will take place Dec 9-11 and hotels may be busy, so it is advisable to make reservations ahead of time.

Tourist information office
Bürger- und Verkehrsverein Tübingen
An der Neckarbrücke 1
D-72072 Tübingen

Tel.: +49 (0) 70 71 / 91 36 0
Fax: +49 (0) 70 71 / 35 07 0

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and holidays

General Information

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During your stay in Tübingen, you can enjoy the following spectacular events:

Feuerzangenbowle. Winter Cinema Night

December 9, 2011 at Haagtor

Like every year, the opening of the Tübingen Christmas Market is preceded with an evening for true cineasts. A fantastic film night under the stars. The “Feuerzangenbowle” with the legendary Heiz Rühmann playing the main role warms the heart, even more so when it is so bitterly cold outside. Year by year approx. 2,500 spectators make the journey to the Haagtorplatz in order to see this comedy which was made in 1944. During the film each guest will surely sample “ein wänziger Schlock” of the home-made Feuerzangenbowle (flaming spiced rum).

Begins at: 7 p.m., Free Entry.

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Christmas Market

December 9-11, 2011 at Altstadt Tübingen

Always on the 3rd weekend of Advent Tübingen invites you to its colourful and distinctive christmas market in the old town. It begins on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends at about 9 p.m. On Sunday it opens at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Hundreds of decorated christmas market stalls merge during these three days with the half-timbered scenery of the historical old town to form a homely and spirited whole. Over the market linger the aromas of mulled wine, children’s punch, spices and roasted almonds. Stretching from the lower town, over the Krumme Brücke and Kornhausstraße to the Marktplatz, over the Holzmarkt to the Neckargasse, Neue Straße and round by the Nonnenhaus, Tübingen’s christmas market extends over the whole town centre.

Whoever is searching for an unusual christmas present is in the right place here in Tübingen: Here the visitor will continue to discover original and imaginative creations from “Do-it-Yourself” (Marke Eigenbau) stalls. Most of the objects that are offered at the (predominantly private) stalls are home-made, -cooked, -knitted, -carved, -shaped, -moulded, -painted, -pressed, -timbered..., and the many marvelling visitors will be encouraged to try and produce something similar themselves over the year or, if they choose not to, to at least return to the christmas market in a year’s time.

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Art Exhibition

September 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012 at Kunsthalle Tübingen

For more information see Kunsthalle Tübingen.