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Bad Wimpfen Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 374 photos
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Located in the Baden-Wurtemberg district of Germany, south-east of Heidelberg, south-west of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and north of Heilbronn. BAD WIMPFEN is a wonderful Medieval Old Town with its half-timbered (Fachwerk) houses and twisty lanes. I really loved it here. Gabi (Blumia) suggested we stop here and I thank her for that suggestion.
Bad Wimpfen, an historic gem, dates back to the Middle Ages and get its "Bad" (Bath) name as it is originally a Spa town.
The 16th century half-timbered building BURGERMEISTER ELSASSER HAUS is located at Obere (Upper) Turmgasse 1. This is a fabulous building with a Baroque Bay Window (circa 1717). The detailing in the front is wonderful to see.
Built around 1200 as the keep on the West side of the Staufen Imperial Palace, the BLAUER TURM or BLUE TOWER ( because of its blue tiled roof ), is a symbolic landmark of the town of Bad Wimpfen. The Tower with its four turrets, was well used into the 19th century as a watch-tower. From the top, there is a wonderful view of the Old Town and the Neckar Valley.
- Pros:Loved it! Not too touristy - YET!
The Evangelical Church EVAN. KIRCHENGEMEINDE was built between the 13th and 16th century as a Parish Church. Highlights... more travel advice
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