Bad Wimpfen Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by Kathrin_E
  • Things to Do
    by Kathrin_E
  • Former ossuary
    Former ossuary
    by Kathrin_E

Bad Wimpfen Things to Do

  • Historical Fountains

    Two large old fountains from the 16th century are preserved within the old town. Both have large stone basins where people fetched the water for their daily use.In the west there is the Adlerbrunnen (Eagle Fountain, photo 1) with a bronze eagle on top of the column. The eagle holding a key in his beak is the city's coat of arms.The meeting point...

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  • Market Square

    The main square of Bad Wimpfen am Berg is located between the main church, the town hall and the Blue Tower. Unfortunately it is used as a parking lot and has a rather "off the beaten path" feel. There is the occasional restaurant but neither shop nor cafe - the daily life of the citizens happens elsewhere, down in Hauptstraße for example.The...

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  • Calvary Scene by the Stadtkirche

    The churchyard around the protestant church was used as cemetery until the 16th century. Old tombstones along the church wall still recall the burial site. The small building in the southwestern corner served as ossuary. By its side we see a huge structure the size of a house with two open sides. It covers a life-size calvary with the three...

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  • Stadtkirche

    The main church in the old town, simply known as Stadtkirche, is now in the hands of the protestant parish community. Its two spires and the huge roof are dominant landmarks in the skyline. The church is located next to market square but on an elevated terrace. From the square you look onto the elegant gothic chancel flanked by the two steeples....

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  • Reichsstädtisches Museum

    The Museum of the Imperial City in the complex of the Heilig-Geist-Spital is dedicated to the history of Wimpfen. The exhibitions include all eras of its history until the 19th and early 20th century, and various topics like crafts, economy and trade, the development of the buildings, the Jewish population, military, artworks by local painters,...

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  • Heilig-Geist-Spital, now Museum:...

    The former hospital building now contains the Reichsstädtisches Museum (Museum of the Imperial City, see separate Tipp). The complex consists of originally three separate buildings: the medieval stone house from the 13th century, the main half-timbered house and the attached back wing. The buildings are best viewed from the courtyard side off...

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  • Medieval house in Market Square

    This house, the Barbarossa Inn, dates from the second half of the 13th century and is one of the oldest preserved half-timbered houses in Baden-Württemberg. The timberframe construction shows “alemannic” features. In the gable, the central beams form a characteristic but rare figure, the alemannic “Weible” (woman) – imagine a long skirt and...

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  • Klostergasse

    This street deserves a separate tip because there are some special buildings in it and the ensemble has some interesting features. Klostergasse leads from Langgasse, behind the hospital/Reichsstädtisches Museum, to the Dominican church on top of the next hill. It is rather steep, photographers will appreciate the setting of the houses on the slope...

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  • Dominikanerkirche

    The former abbey church of the Dominican convent is now the Roman-Catholic parish church of the old town. Its outlines are the typical ones of gothic mendicant churches, a long chancel for the monks and a nave for the lay community. The small bell tower on top of the nave with its curved top is a baroque addition.The interior has been refurbished...

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  • Birkensee

    Calling this duck pond, pardon swan pond, a „lake“ is sort of exaggerated. Anyway, it has a pretty setting outside the town wall in what used to be the moat. The pond is surrounded by a small park. There is a cafe by the lake; the outdoor terrace should be a pleasant place to sit in summer. The long building on the other side of the main road ...

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  • View (*ahem*) of the Valley

    Bad Wimpfen am Berg is located at the top of a steep slope, almost a cliff, above the outside bank of a wide river bend. From the footpath at the top of the cliff, along the wall of the Kaiserpfalz, you have (in theory) a fine view over the Neckar valley. In a November drizzle it was less impressive than it will be in sunny conditions, though. If...

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  • Judenhaus – Former Jewish Prayer House

    The house in Schwibbogengasse 5 next to the steep stairway and opposite the gate tower is known as Judenhaus, jews’ house. It used to be the Jewish prayer house. An inscription in Hebrew and the date 1580 are still visible on the corner.Attached to the wall there is a memorial plate which lists the names of Jewish families from Wimpfen who...

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  • Steinhaus - Stone House

    The Steinhaus (stone house) is the only building of the Pfalz apart from the chapel that is completely preserved. The Romanesque house dates from around 1200, the stepped gable is an addition of the late middle ages. The building probably served as accommodation for the Empress and her court. The building now hosts the historical museum, which is...

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  • Roter Turm and Nürnberger Türmchen

    The “Red Tower” used to guard the eastern end of the medieval Kaiserpfalz. Its roof and top were destroyed in the 30 Year War. It is still 23 metres high. The outside walls show three different types of masonry made from different stones, hence three phases of construction. The Red Tower can be visited and climbed as part of guided tours in the...

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  • Blauer Turm

    The “Blue Tower” received its name from the blueish slate tiles on its historical roof. It was part of the medieval fortifications of the Kaiserpfalz. The present upper part with the high roof and the four little towers on the corners is a work of 19th century historism, though. It was built in 1848 after a fire had badly damaged the former roof....

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Bad Wimpfen Hotels

  • Hotel Restaurant Neckarblick

    Erich Sailer Strasse 48, Bad Wimpfen, 74206, de

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel am Kurpark

    Kirschenweg 16, Bad Wimpfen, Baden-Wurttemberg, 74206, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Klosterkeller

    Hauptstrasse 39, Bad Wimpfen, Baden-Württemberg, 74206, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bad Wimpfen Restaurants

  • Wine Bar, Bakery, and Restaurant

    This place is located in two adjacent historical houses. It consists of a bakery with tasty-looking pastries and bread combined with a small restaurant and wine bar. The interior of the Weinstube is cosy and probably meets the picture-book image of "old Germany" - see photo 2 and judge for yourselves. We came at midday and wanted just a quick,...

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  • The best Maultaschen in Bad Wimpfen

    Maultaschen are typical for southern Germany. They're made of pasta dough, wrapped around a filling. Mostly they're filled with a mixture of ground beef and spinache, but they come in many different varieties.The one I had in the restaurant Dobel are among the best.I really like the fact that you can order half a serving, so if you're not very...

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  • Simply good food

    Along the main street of Bad Wimpfen there are several restaurants. One which I really like is the Adler. They serve plain food, mostly from Southern Germany, nothing fancy at all.You wouldn't go there to celebrate a wedding, but for a stop in between sightseeing it's perfect. Good sized portions and not expensive at all.The last time I had...

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Bad Wimpfen Transportation

  • Railway Station

    The only Neo-Gothic railway station building in South Germany. Was constructed in 1868 following the extension of the Heidelberg-Sinsheim-Heilbronn line. Now refurbished, it contains the tourist information office and a restaurant/bistro/café together with a bus stop and carparking facilities.Guided tours of the town start from there.Railway...

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  • Good train service, but ...

    Bad Wimpfen is on the Heidelberg-Heilbronn rail line. There is a good service and trains are usually reliable and comfortable. It is local transport only, so you cannot reserve a seat. For most of the year, this is not necessary anyway.BUT during the Christmas Market there, trains are really crowded. If you go to the market in the afternoon, train...

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Bad Wimpfen Shopping

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    by MD2nd Updated Apr 18, 2013

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    This store is a very lovely, little, cute shop in the quiet, old town of Bad Wimpfen, where at many different teas can be purchased, and all sort of sweets one can think of. Also very nice souvenirs of the region, and decor are provided at this store. The green cans show a part of that store's tea selection whether it's high English or local lavender tea. All absolutely tempting at least for tea lovers.

    Tee Und Suesses Tee Und Suesses Glenda & Sandra, thank you
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Bad Wimpfen Local Customs

  • Decorated Windows

    The sense of embellishment continues at the windows. Even simple cellar windows are happily decorated to look pretty. The decoration is on the outside so passers-by can enjoy it. In late autumn there were autumn-themed ornaments, often using natural materials like fruit, pumpkins, chestnuts, together with figures made from ceramics or wood, and of...

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  • „Sitting on me porch“

    A beautiful spot must be enjoyed – the porch gardens often have a place to sit where the owner/s rest, people-watch, chat with the neighbours among their flower pots and decorations. If there is space in the front yard there might be a table with chairs. Narrow spots have a just a small bench that seats one or two. Some have fantastic self-made...

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  • Front Yards and Porches

    Gardening is popular and the Wimpfeners have a sense for embellishment of their houses and their town. If there is no patch of open soil by the house, plant pots are placed in the front yard, around the porch or the front door, on the stairs and windowsills wherever there is space. Even in November this looked pretty. In spring and summer when all...

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Bad Wimpfen Warnings and Dangers

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    by christine.j Updated Dec 29, 2005

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    During the Christmas market red,mulled wine - Gluehwein - is sold, but also the much stronger Feuerzangenbowle. This is hot orangejuice, in which burning rum is dripping over a sugarcone.It looks very nice, but you should keep in mind that rum doesn't burn unless it has a very high percentage of alcohol. So the Feuerzangenbowle heats you up very fast, but also does some other things to you. Try pronouncing the word "Feuerzangenbowle" after two or three glasses of it. Or you suddenly see fairy tale characters walking around.

    Aren't you waiting for Hansel and Gretel to come ?

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Bad Wimpfen Off The Beaten Path

  • FLOWER'S, PARK'S & GARDEN'S

    BAD RAPPENAU IS KNOWN AS A "FLOWER CITY"As I lover flowers, I was hoping to see some parks, especially the one with the "Horse in the Bath." We were too early though and nothing was open. I needed a map from the tourist office to find the parks.Bad Rappenau has three parks - the Saline garden, the spa park and the palace gardensThe Saline garden is...

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  • BAD RAPPENAU WATER CASTLE

    We actually passed through Bad Rappenau on our way to Bad Wimpfen. The two towns are approx. 5kms apart. I had seen photo's of this Castle so we made a detour into town to see it.This is not the original Castle, an earlier one was built on the swamp here. When it came to building the new Castle in 1601, the builder used Oak tree trunks, which were...

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  • American Bald Eagle at German birdwatch

    The American Bald Eagle is the symbol for the Unites States. The eagle became the national symbol in 1782 when the Great Seal of the Unites States was adopted.Beginning at the turn of the century, the bald eagle population dropped dramatically, and the status was upgraded to threatened. These and many other facts about many different birds are to...

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Bad Wimpfen Favorites

  • Town Walls

    The old town is still almost completely surrounded by its medieval town wall. Some towers are also still there. Along the southern side the moat can still be recognized, too. The former gates have been demolished in the late 18th century, though, to open up the streets into the old town for increasing traffic.The Kaiserpfalz (see separate tips) had...

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  • "Alemannic" and "Franconian"...

    Two different styles and structures can be observed in Southern Germany’s half-timbered houses from the middle ages: alemannisch (Alemannic) and fränkisch (Franconian). Examples of both styles can be found and compared in Wimpfen.The striking feature of the Alemannic timberframe is the relatively wide distance between the vertical beams. The...

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  • Timberframe Architecture: Some Specials

    The old town has a wide variety of half-timbered houses. In addition to those of historical significance, there are some which impress by peculiar shapes, size respective smallness, or other specialities. The “flat-iron house” is the best known example (see separate tip). Here are a couple more that you may encounter during your walk of the town’s...

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Famous Blue Tower - Bad Wimpfen
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Catholic parish church of the Holy Cross
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History Museum
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