Revisiting TübingenAugust 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM | Posted in Annals of Travel | 2 Comments
Right after my wife Ingrid and I got married in that long ago year 1973 and after several weeks in Mannheim, we decamped to the Medieval
University town of Tübingen where Ingrid was signed up to study.
On my recent trip to Germany and having the measure afforded by a canceled appointment, my colleague and I drove into Tübingen for lunch. I
did not recognize one thing though after a while I succeeded in making believe
that I remembered the Rathaus and the fountain of Neptune that only just
dominates the central platz in town.
There are cobblestoned, crooked winding streets in Tübingen but these are featured in most old German towns. If anything, Tübingen seemed a
little less nice, a little less pristine than other towns and it shares a very slight seediness with other college towns. I don’t recall any of this not necessarily because my memory is bad but that I never noticed anything to begin with. I was particularly incurious back then, my mind completely on Dinkelaker Beer and the now nowhere to be found Konditoreis.