Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sundays in my city

Normally I space my posts out, but due to procrastination, three will post today :)

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So we are back for the next round of Sundays in my City.

Bad Wimpfen

Bad Wimpfen is situated on the left Neckar bank around 15 km in the north of Heilbronn. The town is divided in two parts: The olderWimpfen im Tal (Lower Wimpfen) situated at the Neckar and Wimpfen am Berg (Upper Wimpfen) containing the town centre. Besides of the town itself the village Hohenstadt also belongs to Bad Wimpfen.


Altdtadt with a view of the Blue Tower
First traces of settlement on the communal land of Bad Wimpfen are proved at the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. An old trade road running from France forks here towards Nürnberg and Öhringen resp. the Danube. It has already been used in prehistorical times proved by several finds.
Around 450 B.C. the Celtic tribe of the Helvetii settled at the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst around Bad Wimpfen. Presumably the Celts had been given names to the rivers as they are today. Wimpfen presumably comes from "uimpe" (umwallt) = "surrounded" and "bin" (Berg) = "mountain".

The Blue Tower - See those windows on the top? Yeah someone actually lives there. Pretty sweet aye?
The most important monument of Bad Wimpfen is the Kaiserpfalz. Its symbol is the Blauer Turm (Blue Tower) where an attendant lives for 650 years. Even the tower can be visited. The Roter Turm (Red Tower) is a second tower of the Pfalz.

Red Tower

Stein Haus

Protestant Church Courtyard
The Protestant Stadtkirche was built in the 13th century in Romanesque architecture and ended in Gothic architecture. Next to the church there's the calvary.

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Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. You have the most amazing sights near you. I especially love the church sculpture. Magnificent!

Sonya said...

Wow that would be something to live alll the way up there! thats so amazing. Loved your photos:)

May said...

It feels good to see and know Germany through your pics!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love that blue tower! This looks like such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your Sunday.

Erin said...

The blue tower in that 1st pic looks like something you would see at Disneyland! And those Crosses are amazing!

Unknown Mami said...

I can't believe someone lives up in that tower. That's pretty cool.


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