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The health resort Bad Wimpfen.

The romantic town of Bad Wimpfen

In Bad Wimpfen you can feel the past and enjoy the present. The town on the Neckar, between Heidelberg and Heilbronn, in which the Staufer dynasty left its marks, is nowadays a hidden gem for a relaxing holiday in a romantic setting. The charming little town with the largest imperial palace north of the Alps fascinates its visitors with its beautiful location and diverse recreational opportunities.

The Blue Tower, the imposing landmark of the town, is eye-catching even from afar. Whoever succeeds in climbing the 167 steps is rewarded with a magnificent view of the medieval Old Town and the Neckar valley. Every Sunday at 14:00 a lady in historical garments offers a tour through the historical town and makes history come to life. Numerous historic buildings such as the Red Tower, the “Stone House”, the Palatinate chapel and the Arcades in the Great Hall of the Staufen Imperial Palace bear witness to past times.

Culturally, Bad Wimpfen on the river Neckar has lots to offer. In the Historical Museum, the Free Imperial City Museum or the Ecclesiastical History Museum you can experience lots about the interesting and eventful history of Bad Wimpfen. In addition to the city's museums, a variety of events, such as the Talmarkt (Valley Market) and Zunftmarkt (Guild Market) as well as the Imperial Town Festival, provides for fun and entertainment.
At the end of a year of events in Wimpfen, the traditional German Christmas Market enchants its visitors against the romantic backdrop of the picturesque Old Town.

Health, Neckar, city and wine will make your stay in Bad Wimpfen salt health spa an unforgettable experience. Bad Wimpfen has more than 75 years of spa history. In cosy warm salt water with a salt content of 1.5 to 2.5 per cent, the body can really relax. Treat yourself to a break and let it caress your body and soul. Immerse yourself in the warm, salty and life-giving force of salt water. Replenish your health with a mud treatment or sauna visit. Invigorate your senses with a massage, kneipp treatment or a walk through the music-filled spa gardens.

Feel the past and enjoy the present

Architectural treasures in Bad Wimpfen

A highlight of the city of Wimpfen is the so-called Blue Tower. The symbol of the city was built in the early 13th Century. It was the western keep of the Hohenstaufen Mountain Palace and is approximately 32 m high. From a gallery underneath the tower spire you have a fantastic view over the Neckar. You can visit the building that was used as a watchtower up to the 19th Century.
The “Stone House” was built around 1200 and served in all likelihood as a bower of the Hohenstaufen Palace. This building is now one of the largest Romanesque residential constructions in Germany. Today it houses the Historical Museum of the City. There are discoveries from various eras on display here.

The Red Tower is the eastern keep of the Hohenstaufen Imperial Palace. Since 2006, it has been presented as a Swabian tower from the medieval period. Here, visitors embark on a journey through time. Inside you will learn a lot about the time of the 13th Century through presentation boards, replica weapons, ceramics and jewellery.

Our advice: Explore the city on public tours. There are a variety of interesting thematic tours.

The Tourist Information at Bad Wimpfen is available for advice and help when planning your travels: The brochure service provides you with information of various kinds. From organising your group travel to the search for suitable accommodation - the team is glad to help.

Tourist-Information Bad Wimpfen
74206 Bad Wimpfen
Tel. +0049 (0) 7063/97200
Fax. +0049 (0) 7063 97 20 20
E-Mail: info(at)badwimpfen.org

Opening hours:
All year: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 am and 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
From Eastern up to and including 31 October: additionally on Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 am