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Wimpfen?s history becomes more substantial with the invasion of the Romans. In the second half of the 1st century AD, having defeated the Gauls and arriving at the Rhine and Danube rivers, the Romans under Emperor Domitian began correcting the borders of the area, eventually conquering the so-called Decumat country. This new border of the Roman empire, also called the upper German limes, was safeguarded by a system of castles.
Workmen and merchants seeking protection settled there and numerous farms in the surrounding countryside became affiliated to the town. As the emperor Antonius Pius advanced the limes further to the north-east and the fort lost its military importance, a large settlement had already formed which, as excavations from 1983 to 1987 clearly prove, was one of the most important towns in the Decumat country, along with Ladenburg and Rottweil.
The Blue Tower, here in the far back, is the imposing emblem of the town, with its impressive height of 58,75m. It is worth climbing the 167 steps to the platform at a height of 32m, where the effort is rewarded by a breathtaking view of the medieval old town far across the Neckar valley.
- Pros:Has numerous sights that give visitors a sense of a loveliest, old world's town. Just like Alan said.
- Cons:Definitively not a spot for ppl with handicap.
- In a nutshell:Soak up the small town's charm.
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