This palace-castle is situated on top of the city. Although it began in the twelfth century it was not completed until the sixteenth century. After suffering battles, destruction and some blasts in different parts, today it has become the icon of this city. It is a mixture of medieval castle, fortress and a typical construction of the region. Since 1997 it houses the Museum of the University of Tübingen, with teaching collections of the Institute of Prehistory and Early History, Classical Archaeology, Numismatics and Egyptology work, and a collection of molds Near East. There's even a warehouse where they breed bats (vampires) the world's largest.