The Evangelical Church EVAN. KIRCHENGEMEINDE was built between the 13th and 16th century as a Parish Church. Highlights include a highly decorative interior including late Medieval side-winged altars. mural paintings, Lutheran confessional and a 14th century Pieta.
On a Stroll Through Bad Wimpfen
"The Gem of the Neckar Valley"
Because we couldn't travel out of the country for the Labor Day weekend, we decided to go someplace closer to home. I saw the advertisement of the Medieval Fair and Market on our local paper and it sounded interesting. So off we went on the last day of the fair, Sunday, 31 August. It was only about 30 minutes away from our home and I couldn't believe I haven't heard of it before.
Bad Wimpfen is the former "Free Imperial Town of Wimpfen", a beautiful rustic village on top of a hill. It is composed of Wimpfen am Berg (Wimpfen on the Hill), Wimpfen im Tal (Wimpfen in the Valley), and Hohenstadt. The half-timbered homes in the altstadt are beautiful. Sensory overload! I couldn't stop taking pictures. Thanks to the advent of digital cameras, I didn't have to stop myself taking pictures of almost all the houses.
Check out the pictures on my travelogue below.
BAD WIMPFEN - FACHWERK BUILDINGS
"BURGERMEISTER ELSASSER HAUS"
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.
"ALEMANIC HALF-TIMBERED HOUSE"
Dating from 1500
The GASTEHAUS SONNE is a half-timbered house from the 16th century and is the home of the Family Schachtsiek-Feyerabend.
Situated opposite the Heiliggeistspital at Langgasse 3.
The Hotel offers 9 double and 2 single rooms.
With eight rooms of "Schweine" or "Pig" collectibles. the SCHWEINE MUSEUM is a fun place to visit. There are 10,000 exhibits about collectible PIGS. Everything from hats, telephones, knick-knacks, antiques, crafts - all focusing on the little piggies.