Der blaue Turm - The Blue Tower of Bad Wimpfen

by Ulrich von Blumenthal

Bad Wimpfen is a small town on the Neckar.  This site has been settled for a long time; it was the site of a Roman fortress.  The blue tower, built of blue stone, is in the middle of the market place and is very easy to find. AV von Blumenthal used pictures, actual visits and finally a paper model to get the proportions and feel correct.  Since he eliminated some 19th Century "improvements", his model is more harmonious than the one standing today in Bad Wimpfen.

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The tower top is very nicely done.

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