„Tübingen doesn’t have a university, it is a university“, is a common expression for a good reason: With its palm tree symbol and Duke Eberhard’s motto „Attempto“ („I dare“), the university and its more than 26,000 students certainly shape the city image. Its 450 professors and 4,000 academics make it the second largest unversity in Baden-Württemberg, following Heidelberg. The seven institutes are spread throughout the city. In the old town there is hardly a single building or location not associated with a famous scholar - Hegel, Hölderlin and Schelling, Mörike and Uhland, Johannes Kepler and Wilhelm Schickard among them. Furthermore, nine Nobel laureates are associated with the university town of Tübingen.