Quality Hotel am Rosengarten
Bad Wimpfen, 74206
Phone: (49) 70 639910
Fax: (49) 70 639918008
South of Heidelberg, on the peak of the Königstuhl, lies a fairy-tale paradise. On 48,000 square meters of woodland, children will find all kinds of entertainment at the Märchen Paradies Königstuhl. The fairy-tale paradise shows figures from well-known children's stories: Snow-white and the seven dwarfs, Rumpelstilzchen, and other familiar figures in life-size. Also the children's railway, scooters, mini golf, and the electrical horse riding are exciting entertainment. A wild dragon and the large jumping cushion give much joy, and, having adventured so many exciting things, hungry visitors can eat in a small restaurant on the grounds.
The Tinnunculus is a Falconry show that takes place daily between March and October. At the 11.30am and 3.30pm shows, you'll see a marvellous sight, wher you can watch the magnificent birds of prey as they swoop and glide with absolute precision and power. The wonderful thing is, you can learn about the art of falconry and interact with the birds up close. A great way to learn about nature, kids will have fun with the interactive experience. You can even arrange special shows for classes, school trips and parties. For details, please give them a call.
On the North banks of the river Neckar you can see the silhouette of the Heiligenberg, which at 440m is not all that high. The Philosophenweg (philosopher's road) that lies at its foot offers many good viewpoints on Heidelberg. Those who want to see Heidelberg from a higher view, should make a trip to the top of the Heiligenberg. The easiest way is to go by car to the suburb Handschuhsheim and then turn right and follow the street via the Mühlentalstraße and the Chaisenweg to the peak of the hill. After 6 km full of bends you will see the look-out tower, built in 1885. From here you will enjoy a marvellous view. Directly beside is the ruin of the Stephanskloster (Stephan's cloister). 500m down the road is the Thingstätte (Thing site), a memorial dating from the Nazi period. Following the foot path 200m to the second peak of the hill, there is a piece of history that is really worth seeing: the ruins of the Michaelskloster. From here you have an impressive vi ew over the Rhine valley. It is worthwhile as well to follow the path along the Celtic Ring Wall that was erected 450-250 B.C. to protect the ancient Celtic settlement on the hill.
Have you ever wanted to be the captain of your own boat? Well, here's a chance to make that dream come true. It might just be a rowboat, but at least it's a start. At Theodor-Heuss-Bridge you can always find the right boat for you. Except for Sundays. If the weather's nice and warm, everyone tries to make it to the Neckar as soon as possible to take in the breathtaking view on Heidelberg. Should you arrive in a large group, phoning ahead might be a good idea. If rowing isn't your thing, they also have a variety of paddleboats to choose from. You have to be careful though, the Neckar is mainly occupied by large cargo ships that cannot evade and that always have the right of way.