Bad Wimpfen is a Neckar River (Rhine River) cruise port and spa town in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg state (Heilbronn district) with a population of around 7,000. The town is approx 15 km (9 mi) north of Heilbronn (state's 6th-largest city with a population of around 125,000).
The initial settlement was a Celtic village which (named Wimpina) was developed in the 2nd-century BC (during the Roman Empire). It received market town rights in 965 (granted by Holy Roman Emperor Otto I / 912-973). As a spa town, Wimpfen emerged in 1752 when the first bore-holes for brine (salt-water) were drilled. Permanent salt production was established in the early-19th-century. As the brine was also used therapeutically, in 1835 was opened town's first spa hotel (Mathilden). In mid-19th-century, the spa town was expanded and started to develop more after the opening of the Heilbronn-Heidelberg railway.
Among the best-known tourist attractions are Stadtkirche (13th-century church), Dominikanerkirche (18th-century church), Johanneskirche (15th-century church), Cornelienkirche (15th-century church), Burgerspital (13th-century), Burgermeister-Elsasser-Haus (early-18th-century), Nurnberger-Turmchen (mid-17th-century tower).
As a cruise port, Bad Wimpfen is included in the schedule of Nicko Cruises riverboat Casanova (2001-built). The next table shows the ship's 7-day itinerary between homeports Stuttgart and Saarbrucken. Prices start from ~USD 1900 pp (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|17 Aug 18:30||Departing from Stuttgart, Germany|
|17 Aug 22:00 / 18 Aug - 12:30 (overnight)||Ludwigsburg, Germany|
|18 Aug 16:30 / 19 Aug - 05:30 (overnight)||Lauffen am Neckar, Germany|
|19 Aug 10:00 / 20 Aug - 05:00 (overnight)||Bad Wimpfen, Germany|
|20 Aug 15:00 - 21:00||Heidelberg, Germany|
|21 Aug 03:30 - 11:00||Mainz, Germany|
|21 Aug 16:00 - 19:00||Koblenz, Germany|
|21 Aug 23:45 / 22 Aug - 05:00 (overnight)||Treis-Karden, Germany|
|22 Aug 15:00 - 23:59||Bernkastel-Kues, Germany|
|23 Aug 07:00 - 13:00||Riol, Germany|
|23 Aug 23:00 / 24 Aug - 06:00 (overnight)||Saarlouis, Germany|
|24 Aug 09:30||Arriving in Saarbrucken, Germany|
Port Bad Wimpfen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bad Wimpfen, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.