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The city of Tübingen is situated on the Neckar River at its junction with the Ammer and Steinach Rivers, in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany. The settlement grew around the castle of the counts palatine of Tübingen in the 11th century, and was first documented as a town in 1231. The town went to Württemberg in 1342, but changed hands among the Swabian League, Swedes, French, and Holy Roman Empire in the 17th century. Long renowned as a seat of learning, it was home to astronomer J Kepler, poet J Hölderllin, and philosopher G Hegel. The most notable of its historic structures is the Hohentübingen ducal castle, built in the 16th and 17th centuries and now housing several institutes belonging to the University of Tübingen.
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