Bad Windsheim Travel Guide

  • Bad Windsheim
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    Grabfeld area
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  • Grabfeld area
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Bad Windsheim Things to Do

  • HALF - TIMBERED HOUSES

    BAD WINDSHEIM WOULD HAVE ABOUT THE BEST VARIETY OF HALF - TIMBERED HOUSE'S YOU COULD SEE.I walked many of the streets, and really enjoyed what I saw. I didn't see all by far, as if you look at the listed website, there are many photo's of these "jewel's" in this Town.Some I saw, that I haven't written about are.....The RECTOR HOUSE, built in 1587,...

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  • MARKET SQUARE & FOUNTAIN

    The Market Square in Bad Windsheim is worth a wander around.When restructuring and digging in this square, architectural treasures of the Middle Ages and graves were found.The Rathaus is here, and there is a very nice Rococco building built in 1743 and the Apothoke which is painted green [see photo] dating from 1717.The Fountain, with a Statue of...

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  • ST. MARIA AM SEE

    St.Maria Am See in Bad Windsheim was founded around 1400, and was dedicated to the MaritimeChapel in Bad Windsheim. What I liked about this Church, was the Spire that was a dark Green and patterned. I read that the roof is made out of brick's, so I guess this is correct?I then walked inside to see the interior's that only date back to 1725.It was...

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  • KORNMARKT

    Located in the Kornmarkt, is the Opotheke [pharmacy], built in 1318, making it one of the oldest houses in Franconia. It is the oldest timber-framed house bathroom home. There are some other nice half-timbered building's in the Kornmarkt, and a fountain with a sculpture of a couple dancing.

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  • THE OLD BUILDING YARD

    A pity that I can find out very little about this yard.It is known as "The old building yard in Bad Windsheim," where they did carpentry work from 1441. It is one of the largest wooden architecture structure's of the middle ages and I think a MUST SEE!I don't know if you are allowed in, so I only took a photo and viewed this enormous roofed...

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  • GOTHIC REVIVAL STYLE HOUSE

    This interesting House, I found in what was the wood market in Bad Windsheim. I think it reminded me a little of a small chapel! The Brick building is built in gothic revival style and has stepped gable's and turret's that make it rather attractive! Only built in 1894, it's not that old compared to lots of other building's in Bad Wersheim.Nearby,...

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  • SEEGASSE

    This is the name of the streeet that I walked along. It is on the walking / information map supplied by the Tourist Information Centre for a cost of 3.5euros. No good for me, as only in German, but I did find out which street's to walk to see the best!Not only did I get to see lot's of historic building's and Museum's, but some very brightly...

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  • IMPERIAL MUSEUM

    The lovely Cream & Brown half-timbered building in my photo, turned out to be "The Imperial City Museum in Ochsenhof." The "Ochsenhof, built in 1537, was once a Granary. Now it's a Museum covering the 1,200years of history in Windsheim. Most of the items have been kindly donated, so the permanent exhibition is spread over four floors, showing...

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  • ROLAND

    In 1928, The Bad Windsheim Roland statue was erected in the square, and in 1928 it was consecrated. This large statue of fossilized sandstone, is a height of eleven meters.The figure depicts a knight, holding a sword with both hand's, with the tip placed on the floor. On the right side, the Windsheimer emblem is incorporated into the armor. The...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. KILIAN

    The Church of St. Kilian was located close to the Rathaus.The church dates back to a church of St. Martin in the year 740. In 1200, St. Kilian's Church was built, but was burnt down along with the art works by Tilman Riemenschneider in the great fire of 1730. Inside, it is quite plain with very little decoration, but does have a nice Organ that has...

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  • RATHAUS

    Located in Bad Windsheim's Market Square, is the historic Rathaus. It was built in the Baroque style from 1713 to 1717. It was burnt down by fire in December 1730, and it wasn't until July 1732 it was rebuilt. It has a lovely Astronomical Clock on top of the Rathaus.

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 8 ~ BAUERNHOF

    The Bauernhof is a working farm from the Furth area. There are four building's in this group dating from 1684 to 1850.I went into the Barn first, and here the Goat's were very happy to see me! They thought I had food for them, so they were out of luck, a pat on the head was all I could give!There were Pig's in the pig-sty, a mother Pig and her...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 7 ~ JURA VILLAGE

    Coming across the Jura Village, I noticed a distinct change in the style of building's. They were different in that stone, and what looked like mud, may have been used as building material's.Located here, was a lovely little Chapel, closed, but I could peer throught the window's!On display in this Village were two Farm's, the Chapel, an Inn and a...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 6 ~ OLD MACHINERY

    I walked and walked, looking into every building that I could.In one, I found a display of old Tractor's, another of old vehicle's and farm implement's.Then in another old building, they were restoring the Wagon Wheel's. I saw how they managed to get the water from the Well in the old fashioned way, and some other working equipment that I can't...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 3 ~ BARN'S

    As I continued on my way, in the first area, I discovered many different Barn's & Farmhouse's which had old, restored building's from the area of Grabfeld, Bavaria.The Farmstead from Bahra, had a main building, with a pigsty, barn and drying house with a fruit kiln. A "Dröcke" (sort of balcony for drying herbs, fruit etc.) is typical of House's in...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 4 ~ PARISH BREWERY

    This Brewery was built in Alsleben, Grabfeld in 1836, and is now here at the Village. It contains a Brewing room from Rugheim, and is still in working condition. Once a year, Beer is brewed here, and the public can try the brew at the Festival, which is usually held at the same time. There was a part where the Cooper was making the wooden barrel's,...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 5 ~ GRABFELD HOME'S

    In the village, all of the House's were open for you to go in and have a look around. I just walked inside, upstairs if I could, and generally had a good look around. Furniture was sparse, and what was there, was solid.Outside, I really liked what I saw. Some of the home's were huge, others small, most were half-timbered, but not all. They all had...

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  • FREILANDMUSEUM ~ 2 ~ THE HERB GARDEN

    I have entered the Museum Village and now are walking towards my first compound of building's.Before I reach them, I notice quite a large Herb Garden. The garden's here are also grown and tended to in the "old" style, so you won't find modern equipment and tool's being used. The Museum worker's cultivate the field's with old style plough's and...

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Bad Windsheim Hotels

  • Arvena Reichsstadt

    Pastoriusstrasse 5, Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, 91438, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Am Kurpark Spath

    Oberntiefer Strasse 40, Bad Windsheim, Bavaria, 91438, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Flair Hotel Zum Storchen

    Weinmarkt 6, Bad Windsheim 91438

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Bad Windsheim Local Customs

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    by truus_s Updated Apr 4, 2011

    In Bad Windsheim.You see lovelys houses.With great colors.It is nice to walk around in this lovely place!!

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Bad Windsheim Off The Beaten Path

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    by barbipez Written Sep 26, 2003

    ok...this is just a funny story, but i had to tell it b/c it could happen to anyone, right???!!! i drove to germany this past weekend for a concert in munich, stayed in Untertief near bad windsheim (which is NOT a large town by any means) and GOT LOST!!!!!!!!! ok, so it was 2 am and we were trying to find the correct road back out to untertief, but SHEESH everything looks the same in the dark, and their signs are all crazy and it was just INSANE! but...still a wonderful weekend. :o)

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