Bad Wimpfen

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Before heading home, we needed an ice cream, which was promised as a treat for walking so long around the town! 


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