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Wimpfen Imperial Palace

Burgviertel, 74206 Bad Wimpfen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7063 97200
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We took the train from Heidelberg on a Monday to Bad Wimpfen. After getting off the train there... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
Charming walled medieval town full of cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings

An excellent and charming walled medieval town full of cobblestone streets and half-timbered... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
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The biggest imperial palace north of the Alps was established in Bad Wimpfen at the end of the 12th century under the Staufer dynasty, to which Friedrich I (Barbarossa) belonged.The skyline of the former Imperial Town sits majestically on top of the hill with its two keeps which have survived until the present day - the “Blue” and “Red” Towers – as well as the Imperial Palace Chapel, the Palace Arcades and the “Stone House”.Each Sunday at 2:00 p.m., guides in historical costume give tours of the old town and the Imperial palace.
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4 Apr 2016
“Not much open”
2 Mar 2016
“Charming walled medieval town full of cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings”
Burgviertel, 74206 Bad Wimpfen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7063 97200

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We took the train from Heidelberg on a Monday to Bad Wimpfen. After getting off the train there was very little direction on where to go, etc. The tower was under construction and closed. The church was closed. The majority of the shops were closed....More

1  Thank HV1023B
Reviewed 2 March 2016

An excellent and charming walled medieval town full of cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings. We unfortunately only had several hours to spend on a Sunday in Bad Wimpfen, but since we live an hour away in Stuttgart, I am sure we will return many times...More

4  Thank jrabrown1972
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Bad Wimpfen is very charming. A kingdom in its own right in the late middle ages, it is now reknowned as the best preserved medieval town in Baden-Wurttemberg. It can seem a bit sterile because it is so well-kept, but then you realize how amazing...More

1  Thank Hawk470
Reviewed 3 June 2015

an absolute must see on your lists of things in germany!!! you feel like you are in a fairy tail which never ends. stunning architecture, ancient history for you to experience and actually feel. there are many events during the year where bad wimpfen comes...More

1  Thank kalaidoscope
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Bad Wimpfen has been there a while and as a result it is rich in atmosphere and history with many stunning buildings and views. When we visited with family who live in a town nearby, BW was quite and allowed us a pleasant visit. As...More

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Bad Wimpfen historical centre is beautiful, we managed to arrive here the day before a public holiday, so all was closed, except for some eateries. We did manage to climb the Blue Tower, lovely views over the town, wander the streets and view the stunning...More

Thank JDNZ
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The Village of Bad Wimpfen was a hidden gem. The townspeople were not use to tourists much less American ones but we were treated like royalty. The Palace, the Blue Tower (lots and lots of steps)and old city walls were amazing but the old town...More

5  Thank Donna C
Tourist-Informa... B, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Wimpfen Imperial Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear Donna C, thank you very much for your appraisement. Next weekend our touristic season begins again with the carneval procession and many events like the Night of Art , the big event on the river Neckar and the Traditional Market of the Crafts Guild...More

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