Tuebingen is a German city with a population of 84,496 (2012). As part of the sister city cultural exchange program started in the 1960s under the Eisenhower administration, Tuebingen was established as a Sister City ("Partnerstadt") with Ann Arbor.
The Sister-City description of Ann Arbor on the city of Tuebingen website reads as follows: "1824 waren schwäbische Einwanderer an der Gründung von Ann Arbor im US-Bundesstaat Michigan beteiligt. Die schwäbischen Wurzeln waren ein Grund für die Partnerschaft mit Tübingen, die am 27. November 1965 geschlossen wurde. Beteiligt daran waren auch das Deutsch-Amerikanische-Institut in Tübingen und der Schwabenverein Ann Arbor."
According to Wikipedia, Tuebingen is "a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 30 km (19 mi) south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers. As of 2014 about one in three people living in Tübingen is a student."
According to the city of Tuebingen website, the mayor of Tuebingen is Boris Palmer (Green Party), who was re-elected to a second eight-year term on Oct. 19, 2014 with 61.7% of the vote. Participation among registered voters was 55%.
- 2015-06-01 Tuebingen appears on the June 1, 2015 agenda of the Ann Arbor City Council as part of two items: (1) the introduction of the 2015 Ann Arbor delegation to Tuebingen on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship; (2) reaffirmation of the June 1, 1965 Ann Arbor City Council resolution that established, for Ann Arbor's part, the Sister-City relationship.
The Friends of the City Partnership helps coordinate exchanges.
An Ann Arborite will represent us in the 2006 Tuebingen city run. They're also having a international chocolate festival, and someone will wave our banner proudly there, too.
City Website: http://www.tuebingen.de/
Tübingen City-Wiki: http://www.tuepedia.de
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"I think Ann Arbor is very isolated, and in kind of a bubble — with Tubingen, take that and multiply by 50," said Lisa McDonald, president of the Ann Arbor-Tubingen club and owner of TeaHaus in Kerrytown, a tea shop inspired by her favorite tea seller in Tübingen, where she lived for 10 years. "This sounds negative and I don't mean it to be: They kind of live in a non-reality in Tubingen, but to the benefit of the city … They are able to ignore the rest of the world and do their own thing."