Perched high above the River Neckar, the striking silhouette of Bad Wimpfen, formerly the largest Emperors' Palace north of the Alps, welcomes its guests from afar. The Blue Tower, the imposing emblem of the town, with its impressive height of 58,75m is a particular eye-catcher. It is definitely worth climbing the 167 steps to the platform at a height of 32m, where the effort is rewarded by a breathtaking view of the medieval old town and far across the Neckar valley. A tour of the town with a guide in historical dress brings the past to life. Visitors are led through the narrow alleys to visit historical buildings such as the Palace Arcades and Chapel and the many towers and town gates. A wealth of traditional festivals and cultural events throughout the year invite visitors to join in the fun and the eventful history of the town can be experienced in the Historical Museum, the Reichsstädtisches (=Free City of the holy Roman Empire) Museum or in the Museum of Ecclesiastical History. Especially company or society trips are made a very special experience in Bad Wimpfen: An individual schedule can be tailor-made of various offers such as boat trips on the River Neckar, a ride in a covered horse-drawn wagon followed by a vineyard tour and wine tasting, a guided tour of the town with the night watchman or mouth-watering praline tasting. Only around 70 km away from the City of Stuttgart and 60 km from Heidelberg, Bad Wimpfen is the ideal base for a holiday with trips along the Neckar valley and the Historic Castle Route. The best way to relax in the evening after an eventful day is to unwind in soothingly warm salt-spring water. Just lie back and enjoy the health and wellness programme of the spa town of Bad Wimpfen.
"Feel the Past - Enjoy the Present..." and enjoy your holiday!
Tourist-Information Bad Wimpfen
74206 Bad Wimpfen
Tel. +49 (0)7063 97200
Fax. +49 (0)7063 972020