Lauffen am Neckar

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  • Natascha

    First finds point to a settlement of the Lauffener river basin already 500 v. Chr. Chr. Around 85 AD, the Romans came. High above the Neckar in 1978, a Roman farm was excavated. The well-preserved foundations and remnants of heating and bathing facilities provide insights into the Roman way of life on an agricultural estate almost 2,000 years ago.
    Bishop Humbert had the first small stone building built on the site of today's Regiswindiskirche, which rises imposingly on a hill to the left of the Neckar. 1050-1150 was a new building as a Middle Romanesque church. In 1227-1300, there was a rebuilding dedicated to the Holy Regis Windis. The Regiswindiskirche thus formed the center of the former village "Lauffen village".
    Next to the church stands the former St. Anne's Chapel. With the transfer of the stone sarcophagus of the Regiswindis from the churchyard to the chapel in March 1882, the name "Regiswindiskapelle" became established.
    Around 1011, the royal estate Lauffen passed to the Earl family of Popponen, who built a castle on the Neckar Island in 1150 opposite the Regiswindiskirche, which is today surrounded by the picturesque arm of the Neckar and the fortified shipping canal. Since 1818 she serves as city hall Lauffen and is still today the seat of the mayor. On 3 floors, the castle museum, which was established in the Salierzeit residential tower of the castle in 2006, offers as a permanent exhibition an insight into the life of the 11th century, into the history of the castle and the counts.
    To the right of the Neckar was a craftsman settlement, which was probably built before 1220 to the city and should have been owned by 1274 walls, which still make up their special charm: the former "city Lauffen", the part of Lauffen, who still lovingly "Städtle" is called.
    Other attractions in the Städtle are the 1651 built bay house, the Old Heilbronner gate in the middle of the impressive city walls, the Old Press with its vaulted cellar, the Martinskirche and the Old Neckar Bridge, which already since 1532 city and village connects.
    The village of Lauffen to the left of the Neckar with the Regiswindiskirche and the town of Lauffen to the right of the Neckar with the castle Grafenburg were only in 1914 united to the municipality of Lauffen am Neckar, which today, including the new building areas home to about 11,000 inhabitants.

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Stephan Morgenstern

    Lauffen and the ZabergäuMore than 15 videos in the Zabergäu mobile app:

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    • September 30, 2019

  • Natural Biking Global

    in good weather enough places to rest in peace

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Chrissss

    Hmmmm ... Lauffen offers itself as a station between Zabergäu and the Löwensteiner mountains. Or you cycle along the Nackar towards Heilbronn and on to Heidelberg. In the city itself, there are several cafes and bakeries, where you can stock up on provisions.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Bartis_Fahrradtouren

    This is a very nice corner of Lauffen.

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    • November 2, 2019

  • Kurpfalzradler

    Here you should take a little more time, there is so much to discover and see. A short rest - you missed something!

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    • January 11, 2020

  • Klaus - Ich bin dann mal weg

    Nice view of Lauffen

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    • April 8, 2020

  • Andi K.

    very nice a detour is always worthwhile

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    • April 23, 2020

  • SL + ML

    Nice place on the Neckar cycle path

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    • April 30, 2020

  • AlexLi

    Lauffen am Neckar with its town hall of the old castle has a super beautiful view of the church and Neckar

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    • May 23, 2020

  • Conwaytandem

    Run, the "old town" on the Neckar. And also interesting: The Laufen Neckar lock is the highest in the Neckar!

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Ekkehardt

    Because Lauffen has a beautiful plant, the gravel

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Jknord

    nice place to stop in one of the many cafes or restaurants

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    • September 11, 2019

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Location: Lauffen am Neckar, Heilbronn, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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