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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.

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  • Pros:Loved it! Not too touristy - YET!
  • Last visit to Bad Wimpfen: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    Cute little town. Was there a castle nearby? Loved the gemutlichkeit!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Dec 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

      Bad Wimpfen was really enjoyable to visit. It was a suggestion from a local VT Member to go there and I'm glad we did.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Wow!! Found another place to visit! I just love that cafe by the pond Lori! ....and the quaint buildings! Oh we have gotta see this place! Thank you so much for the tips mate :o) Hugs xx

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:23 AM

    What a charming town! Lovely photo's make me wish I was there!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    I have never heard of the "Schweine Museum" before, but now I know why I should put Bad Wimpfen on my must-visit list. *winkygrin*

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    Hola Lori the Schweine Museum is a novel idea. I bet Miss Piggy would love it here, and also the cookie shop. Nice photos.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    I must visit this place! Good snap shot of Hansi at work! Excellent photos of this wonderful little town with a great architecture!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2008 at 8:19 AM

    I love the pig museum, I would have to stop in this town just for that :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Picturesque little town. Love the half timber architecture. That Blue Tower is really a remarkable structure. Cute photos of Hansi through the window. You've done such a lovely job with your German pages, Lori.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:12 AM

    Oh such a beautiful little town!! I should visit more of my own country :-)) I love that cafe next to the lake and your cafe with the pastries. Oh and haha, yes, the Schweinemuseum is a must :-)))

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2008 at 8:05 AM

    Another great page and another place we missed. I love those old German towns - and their lovely names!


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