Bad Wimpfen Travel Guide

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Bad Wimpfen Things to Do

  • KAISERPFLAZ

    THE Kaizerpflaz is where the Wimpfen Imperial Palace is. This 12th century Palace, is where Staufer Emperor's lived, and was largest fortified Stauffer palace north of the Alps. In this area are the Blue & Red Keeps, the palace chapel, the arcades of the Stauffer palace and the stone house.Ladies in historical costumes give guided tours of the...

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  • THE STONE HOUSE

    The Stone house I happened to see from the Blue Tower. It was one of the few buildings in Bad Wimpfen that were in stone. Built in the Romanesque style, it has distinctive stepped gables and a seven-piece window above the entrance. It was rebuilt a few times in the Middle Ages.It is the largest Romanesque house in Germany. Now, it is open to the...

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  • STEPPING BACK IN TIME!

    "Shopping in Bad Wimpfen in years gone by." The Lady in the Watch-tower told me about this small museum. Inside were all types of groceries and foods that the people of this area used to use and eat. It has everything, including old cabinets, cash register's, paper bag's, signage and more! It is a step back in time, one I enjoyed! It was...

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  • THE BLUE TOWER

    The Blue Tower or Blauer Turm is the town landmark of Bad Wimpfen, one that you will see many times on your walk.The Blue tower was built as a dungeon around 1200, on the west side of the Staufen Imperial Palace. It was used well into the 19th century as a watchtower. The Tower caught fire in 1854, so the spire was redesigned and covered with...

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  • MARKTPLATZ

    Located at Marktplatz 6, is a house that is of Roman structure which dates from the second half of the 13th century, very old! It is one of the oldest houses in Baden-Württemberg. It is the house on the left, with blue shutters - first photo.

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  • ALEMANNIC HOUSES IN BAD WIMPFEN

    Alemannic houses are those that have uprights and struts cut in so deeply that they lie above each other on the same level on the facade. The "Alemannic" half-timbered house is noted for its open construction, the so-called Frankish half-timbered style is characterised by its ornamentation. A Alemannic half-timbered house from the 1500's, is...

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  • FRANCONIAN HALF TIMBERED HOUSES

    Located in the old town of Bad Wimpfen, I found many fachwerk houses. Reading my pamphlet, some were Franconian and some were Alemannic. I wondered what was different between the two.It turns out the Franks were a Germanic tribe who conquered most of Western Europe by the middle of the 8th century. France (Francia) is derived from their name.Hesse,...

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  • FOUNTAIN'S IN BAD WIMPFEN

    As Bad Wimpfen is an old Spa Town, I found many fountains located around the city.The Adlerbrunnen has a black Eagle standing above the coat of arms. My second photo is of another fountain decorated for Easter.My third photos is of the Lion fountain from the 16th century, which has a Lion holding the Coat of Arms.All of the Fountain's were...

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  • PROTESTANT CITY CHURCH

    This parish Church was built between the 13th & 16th centuries on the site of a previous Church.It has a 14th century pieta, late medieval side-winged altars, murals and a decorative interior.A good place to take a photo, is from the top of the Blue Tower, from there you can see the beauty of this Church.Church tours every 1 Monday of the month at...

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  • CRUCIFIXION GROUP

    This Crucifixion group was sculpted by Mainz sculptor Hans Backoffen in 1515Its located on the grave of the former Bad Wimpfen Mayor [Koberer]

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  • THE BULWARK

    This sturdy stone circular artillery emplacement is from the 16th century. It was in this area, that a Roman Fort eventuated, even larger than Bad Wimpfen today.! It is located in the oldest part of town.

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  • THE OLD HOSPITAL

    This big, old Hospital building, dating back to 1230, is one of the oldest half-timbered buildings in Bad Wimpfen.The oldest part of the Hospital is the Romanesque stone house. The residential tower resembling a building could have been a residence for monks. In 1990, the building was renovated and now houses a FREE imperial city museum and a...

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  • BUGELEISENHAUS

    Bugeleisenhaus or Iron House, is this little house I came across on my walk.This house is the narrowest half-timbered house in the city. Do you know why it's called and "Iron House?' This is because the ground plan is the shape of an Iron. I have seen this shaped building in many cities, but none as cute as this little house!

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  • THE DOMINICAN CHURCH

    The Dominican Monastery was founded in 1269 and the Gothic Church constructed in 1300 then rebuilt in 1713 in Baroque style. The monastery was dissolved following secularization in 1818.The church has a narrow Gothic choir, Gothic murals, figures of saints, the grave slabs of Engelhard VIII of Weinberg (1417) and Anna von Ehrenberg (1472), and a...

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  • THE RED TOWER

    There is more than one Tower in Bad Wimpfen. The Red Tower [a preserved Keep], was the easterly Keep of Staufen Imperial Palace in 1200.It is 23 meters high and doesn't look to have a roof. The work at the Red Tower was probably started in the late 1170's. It is said, if you look at the Tower, you will be able to see 3 different construction...

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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: Couples

  • Hotel Klosterkeller

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bad Wimpfen Restaurants

  • 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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  • LOCAL BAKERY

    Hans and I were getting hungry for a little snack. Hans was in the mood for a coffee. We spotted the BACKEREI EIBAUER where their coffee and pastries were reasonably priced and freshly baked. Hans had a chocolate pastry and I had a cinnamon roll. Both were absolutely delicious. Picture number 2 was actually taken outside the bakery. The window was...

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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

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    by christine.j Written Dec 7, 2006

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    Usually, when you go to a Christmas market in Germany and get a glass of Gluehwein, you pay a deposit for the cup, which you'll get back when you return the cup. In Bad Wimpfen, the market is held on the small and narrow streets and on the market square. It is too narrow to have extra waterpipes laid out to the stalls to do the dishes. So the vendors cannot clean the cups. That's the reason why in Bad Wimpfen you have to buy the cup when you order your Gluehwein of Feuerzangenbowle. You can get it refilled without any problem. You can also bring your own cup from home and have it filled.

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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

  • EVANGELICAL CHURCH

    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.

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  • CAFE' BIRKENSEE

    After parking our little Panda in a lot, we walked across the street and the first thing we saw was a wonderful pond with lovely white swans. The CAFE' BIRKENSEE is located here and is supposed to be one of the most popular and best known restaurants in Bad Wimpfen. It is located on Neutorstrasse 10, 74208 Bad Wimpfen.

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  • BLAUER TURM - BLUE TOWER

    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...

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