Quality Hotel am Rosengarten
Bad Wimpfen, 74206
Phone: (49) 70 639910
Fax: (49) 70 639918008
Osterbergstrasse 16, Bad Wimpfen, DE, 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.
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.
Already in 1593, a botanical garden belonged to the university, although it then had a different location and served mainly to teach the medicine students everything about healing herbs. The botanical garden of today was built from 1914 in the Neuenheimer Feld (on the Northern side of the river Neckar), the botanical institute of the university moved there in 1955. Today the garden does not exclusively serve academic purposes, but offers all other visitors an insight into the world of plants. In the greenhouses, you will find plants from all areas of the world: cactuses, orchids, banana trees, palms and many more. Plants of different bio-systems like upland moors, heathland, alpine or dune landscapes grow in the open-air grounds.
Since 1934 the Heidelberg Zoo has been one of the leisure time attractions for young and old (children in particular are keen on the animals and the playground which is even Heidelberg's largest). On the site (800 acres) visitors can watch animals from five continents. There are wild animals like bears, lions, tigers or lynx. On the extended Africa grounds you will see among others antelopes, elephants, rhinos and camels. The bird grounds with 27 aviaries show birds from many a country, such as pelicans and parrots, The shore panorama with a lighthouse and waves is beautiful, as are the birds that live on the shore side. Chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-outangs frisk about in the ape house. Visitors who are hungry should try the zoo's restaurant.
The Killesberg Park is a haven for flower and gardening lovers. It is an oasis of tranquility and peace. With its magnificent flora, large grassy areas and the new spectacular lookout tower, the park has become a must visit when around the Killesberg hill. There are lakes, terraces, restaurants, narrow-gauge railway, children's play area and more fun activities that one can think of.
The narrow-gauge railway in Killesberg is very popular among children and other visitors. Going around the green and colorful expanse of Höhenpark Killesberg, this sure is a joy ride. As the park is perched on a hill, the views of the areas around is great to gaze at. Few of the trains have local names too. Moreover, the small train station is located just at the entrance of the park, the right place to get started with a day at the park.
Built in 1939 in Killesberg Park (Höhenpark Killesberg), this outdoor venue holds a prominent position in the event map of Stuttgart. Surrounded by lush green, this space is refreshing to the mind. The venue has a permanent seating arrangement and the outer boundaries are fenced. With a capacity of over 3000, Freilichtbühne Killesberg hosts a range of cultural events regularly.
The Milky Way, the sun, moon and stars are almost close enough to touch at the Carl Zeiss Planetarium. Here the night skies are realistically simulated. Constellations from thousands of years ago or special occurrences such as solar and lunar eclipse are all created, appear almost real. A must visit for the family on their next holiday. Please check the website for hours.
Marktplatz, located right in the heart of the city is a buzzing hotspot for activities. Its proximity to some of the most important landmarks in the city such as the city center and the Markthalle, makes it a must-visit. Each year, it hosts the Weindorf that offers 350 Baden-Württemberg wines from the typical Swabian specialties.
Birkenkopf is a tall hill that is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Wangen. This artificial hill was created post war with the rubble of the city ruins as a memorial for the locals who lost their lives. The hilltop is adorned with a cross that is a symbol of the peace and happiness for the city's future. The hill also has some ruins from the war that are interesting to look at. A visit to this hill is like paying a homage to the martyrs of the city.
Ideally located amidst meadows and woods, the Katzenbacher Hof has long been an institution for beer garden lovers. With the seating capacity for about 500-600 people, this place is considered spacious and offers alfresco seating arrangements that makes the experience even more enjoyable. The picturesque environs surrounding this venue make it an ideal weekend getaway, where you can relax and enjoy, away from the hustle bustle of the city. A very large playground awaits the children, where they can play on slides and swings. For visiting hours, check the website or call ahead.