On our way back to Düsseldorf last Sunday we stopped in the town of Bad Wimpfen. It is located on the Neckar River & is rich in history. There is evidence of settlement by a Celtic tribe in the Bronze Age and then further developed and became a more established town in the Roman times. There are buildings still standing in the town from the 1200’s.
One of the historic buildings is the Blauer Turm (Blue Tower), which we were able to go up in. It served as a watchtower since it was built in 1200. A lady lives in part of the tower and she collects the admittance price from the tourists. She has been living there for 16 or 17 years; even her kids grew up in this tower! There was a note at the main entrance by the bottom of the stairs that told visitors to bring up the newspaper to her in the mornings.
We visited the town with the birthday “guy” & his family. They drove us to where they lived in Mannheim and then we took the train the rest of the way back to Düsseldorf.
Before heading home, we needed an ice cream, which was promised as a treat for walking so long around the town!