Any tips? Mhhh... Don't do it xD Just kidding - but to be honest, Tübingen and myself will never become friends
Are you moving there on business purposes (which I almost cannot imagine ) or for study purposes?
Some things you should know about Tübingen: - Tübingen is very "special". A city with a lot of students and very alternative, most of them tend to be green and/or eco. - For the first months, traveling by car is more or less a nightmare because there are a lot of cyclists, a lot of one way streets without turning possibilities, sometimes with very narrow streets, and people tend to have very strange behavior on the street. E.g. you may need 45 minutes for a 15 minutes trip because it started raining. Yes, rain! - If you require transit on regular basis it is recommendable to get month tickets for the buses in Tübingen. Single fare tickets are hard to obtain because the ticket vending machines only accept coins or "Geldkarte" (The chip located on the ec-card can be charged for cash-free payments). Aaand the single fare tickets are quite expensive, about 2,70 EUR - Depending on your fitness, it is cheaper and more flexible to get a bike. But be aware that Tübingen can be quite hilly. Be careful about buying bikes on the street because of bike theft. Also, always secure your bike properly! - Living in Tübingen, especially in a single apartment, is expensive due to the high demand of apartments by students. Some apartment offers are an impudence, e.g. cellar "apartments" without any windows or heating, and still demanding several hundred euros for rent... 500 - 600 EUR for a single apartment, 1 1/2 rooms, 35 m², with internet, heating, electricity, water, etc. (for which you have to sign your own contracts, your landlord will probably not take care of it) right beneath the roof (currently having 30 degrees Celcius and more) and a bad isolation are a good example for that. Aaand you will definitely have to take your time to find good apartments! It might be a better alternative to live in a shared apartment. - Tübingen doesn't offer "real" shopping possibilities. For that you can either go to Reutlingen (about 15 km away, reachable via bus and train) or to Stuttgart, the federal state capital (about 30 km away, reachable via bus and train). If you want to buy brand clothing at good prices (which might still be expensive), the so called outlet city in Metzingen might be interesting for you. - The old city core and the Neckar riverside are beautiful. There are a lot of cafes that invite you to stay and enjoy an ice coffee in the sun
I hope i could give you some tips on Tübingen, if you have any further or more specific questions, feel free to ask - have a nice day!