Insider tip: A holiday for two in Bad Wimpfen

Insider tip: A holiday for two in Bad Wimpfen

Beautifully situated in the Neckar valley in the Odenwald and surrounded by romantic Staufer castles, the picturesque spa town of Bad Wimpfen attracts visitors with its historical sights, numerous events and excursion options, making this charming little town perfect for a romantic weekend for two. Experience the beautiful old town with its many half-timbered houses and discover the famous Castle Road along the Neckar river.

A perfect weekend in Bad Wimpfen

Explore the medieval beauty of Bad Wimpfen

The historic spa town of Bad Wimpfen offers everything you could wish for on a romantic weekend for two. Nestled in the idyllic Neckar valley, the so-called “Sole-Staufer-Schlemmerland” has a wide range of offers for visitors – from wellness and culture to active recreation in nature. There are numerous cafés in the old town centre where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in Bad Wimpfen. Extra tip: Make sure you book in advance, as it can be particularly busy at breakfast time at the weekend!

What can you see in Bad Wimpfen

Explore the sights of Bad Wimpfen

Bad Wimpfen Old Town is the ideal starting point for tracing the history of the Kaiserpfalz. Thanks to its location on the Castle Road, you can reach numerous Staufer castles and palaces from Bad Wimpfen in no time at all – including fantastic views over the Neckar Valley and the surrounding vineyards. During a visit to Guttenberg Castle, you can experience the historic walls live on a Staufer guided tour and marvel at a flight demonstration by the German Griffin Observatory. But Bad Wimpfen itself also has plenty to see. These include the Blue Tower of Bad Wimpfen, the town’s landmark. As one of the three keeps of the former royal palace, the tower dates back to the beginning of the 13th century. A former Staufer defence tower, also known as the Red Tower, takes its name from the former red tiled roof, which was destroyed during the Thirty Years’ War. The tower was intended as a refuge for the emperor or king in the event of an attack. Bad Wimpfen’s sights also include the Bad Wimpfen monastery. Idyllically situated on the Neckar, the former Benedictine monastery now serves as a spiritual education and event centre.

Active travelling: experiences for a weekend trip

Explore the medieval beauty of Bad Wimpfen

If you’re looking for ideas for active relaxation on a short holiday for couples, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Bad Wimpfen. You can hire bikes and explore the surrounding area on the numerous cycle paths, such as the three well-known long-distance cycle paths Kocher and Jagst Cycle Path and Neckar Valley Cycle Path. The Salz & Sole cycle path is also a popular day trip around the city. Of course, a visit to the Bad Wimpfen brine baths is a must during a stay in the official brine spa town.

Event tip: At the romantic night of lights, you can swim in a great atmosphere with light, music and candlelight, enjoy a salt peeling, the steam bath and a delicious buffet with finger food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Bad Wimpfen also has a lot to offer on the water. You can either get active yourself by canoeing on the Neckar or go on board a Bad Wimpfen boat trip. You can also book numerous experiences in Bad Wimpfen for the perfect romantic holiday for couples, such as the Bänkles Tour – a leisurely tour of the town including a stop at a cosy coffee house. In the Explorer Game “Staufer Secret”, you will learn about the history of the town through the story of King Henry VII’s tragic escape in an entertaining way.

Where to go in the evening in Bad Wimpfen

Adventurous night watchman tour through the picturesque old town

But it’s not just during the day that you can experience a lot in Bad Wimpfen. There is also plenty to do in the evening. An insider tip for a holiday for two in Bad Wimpfen is the night watchman tour through the picturesque old town. During a lantern tour, a guide dressed in the historical garb of a night watchman explains what life was like in the town over 200 years ago. The tour is suitable for children aged six and over, who can also help the night watchman light up with lanterns they have brought with them. The evening events in Bad Wimpfen also include numerous cultural events such as concerts and theatre performances.

Short holiday in the Neckar Valley: explore Bad Wimpfen with culinary delights

Discover the old town and regional delicacies

Those who like to feast will not miss out in Bad Wimpfen either. A very special offer is the culinary city tour, during which you can discover not only the old town itself, but also regional delicacies in cosy restaurants. But of course you can also find a restaurant in Bad Wimpfen’s old town on your own. Whether Greek, Italian, Asian or home-style – the choice is huge!

Romantic short break: Overnight stay in Bad Wimpfen

Experience historical flair and relaxation in one of the charming hotels

For a romantic weekend for two, the right accommodation is of course a must. Book a time-out mini or time-out maxi with one or two nights’ accommodation and a personalised excursion package. Spend the night in one of the many hotels in Bad Wimpfen, which blend harmoniously into the historic surroundings. The perfect starting point for discovering the Imperial Palace and Bad Wimpfen.

Extra tips: Special events in all seasons

Experience the Long Art Night, the Bad Wimpfen Valley Market and the Christmas Market in a historic setting

An absolute highlight in the events calendar is the Long Art Night Bad Wimpfen, which attracts many visitors every year at the beginning of May. Numerous art exhibitions, auctions, readings, concerts and theatre performances take place on this evening between 19:00 and 24:00. The historic buildings illuminated by impressive light art create a special atmosphere at the event, which is always well attended. As you stroll through the atmospherically illuminated old town, you will encounter stilt walkers in extraordinary costumes and can marvel at a spectacular fire show later in the evening. At the end of June, everything in the spa town is always centred around the Bad Wimpfen Talmarkt. Originally a church festival, the event is now one of the oldest markets in Germany and is considered the largest folk festival in the lowlands. No less popular is the Bad Wimpfen Christmas market (more Christmas markets in Germany), which takes place every year on the first three weekends of Advent. The Old German Christmas Market in the listed Old Town is one of the oldest markets in Germany. The gourmet village in the Wormser Hof is particularly popular, with numerous stalls offering treats for young and old.

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