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Cultural round trip along the Neckar River

Bicycle Rides · Schwäbische Alb
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Our cycle tour starts in the cultural town of Tübingen, from where we cycle along the Neckar to Sulzau and back again. In addition to relaxing nature, an excursion to the bishop's town of Rottenburg awaits us.
moderate
Distance 45.3 km
3:00 h
363 m
363 m
376 m
318 m
The university town of Tübingen attracts more than just students. The medieval town has something to offer for everyone. On the market square you can visit the Neptune Fountain and the town hall. From the Hülderlinturm (1), a remnant of the city wall, we can let our gaze wander over the castle, the Necker river and the beautiful houses of the city. Today, the castle houses part of the university and a museum. The 56-metre-high tower of the abbey church can also be climbed. Another destination is the Seufzerwäldchen, the city's largest island. We start our tour at the station and immediately head along Derendinger Alle to the banks of the Necker, which we follow after a left turn. Passing under the B28, the path runs steadily along the bank, whose side we change over the next bridge. Now we cycle through Hirschau and an industrial area before our way leads us to Rottenburg. The medieval town is over 2000 years old and is characterised by its narrow streets and the tower of St. Martin's Cathedral (2). The Diocesan Museum and the Roman Museum are also worth a visit. From here, we can make a steep and not unimportant detour to the Wurmlinger Chapel with its Romanesque crypt. Finally, we cycle back to the Neckar to continue our tour on the Neckerhalde road. We cycle mostly in the green via Oberna, Bierlingen and Sulzau. We then take this route back to Rottenburg, this time going straight ahead at the market square, across the crossroads and continuing on the Sülchenstrasse. To the right of our path is the Sülchenkirche (3), where the bishops of Rottenburg were buried. The history of the building goes back to the 6th century, but the present building dates largely from the 16th century. The next village we reach is Wurmlingen. We cycle into the village on Almenstrasse and turn left onto Briccusstrasse, which leads into Weidestrasse. We cycle straight ahead until we turn right before the Ammer and pass a sports field. At the „Untere Mühle“ üwe cross the railway tracks, turn right immediately after and cycle the last stretch before Tübingen between the fields. Soon we reach the town and cycle along the Schleifmühleweg under the B28 to the station.  
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376 m
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318 m
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Tübingen railway station (319 m)
Coordinates:
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48.516250, 9.055530
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48°30'58.5"N 9°03'19.9"E
UTM
32U 504100 5373683
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Tübingen - Hirschau - Rottenbau - Obernau - Bieringen - Sulzau - Rottenburg - Wurmlingen - Tübingen

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Public transport

By train to Tübingen

Getting there

A81, exit 28 Herrenberg, on the B28 Tübinger Landstraße to Tübingen

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Parking facilities at the station site

Coordinates

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48.516250, 9.055530
DMS
48°30'58.5"N 9°03'19.9"E
UTM
32U 504100 5373683
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
45.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
363 m
Descent
363 m
Highest point
376 m
Lowest point
318 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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