Eppingen is where you should be if you have even a borderline interest in historic half-timbered buildings.
There’s something about these structures that makes each one unique and beautiful in its own right. The air of indestructible beauty and elegance is what gets me each time I come across one of these.
In Eppingen, there’s no escaping them and it’s definitely a happy occasion for anyone even remotely interested in this quaint yet radiant form of medieval architecture. In fact, Eppingen lies on the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße which is the tour that takes you to all such picturesque half-timbered buildings in Germany.
While here, don’t miss the Baumann House a.k.a. Baumannsche Haus which is really the prettiest of them all in its stunning Renaissance exterior. Right across this is the Bäckerhaus, one of the oldest in the vicinity.
Eppingen has this historic city center which is where you’ll find the best of these beauties. But the landmark building in town would have to be the Pfeifferturm that dates back to the 13th century. From atop this watchtower you can even see the Black Forest in the distance on a clear day. Before you jump to conclusions, however, let me assure that this here has nothing to do with the hollywood actress.
Don’t miss the Alte Universität building, the Old University, which is now a museum. What could prove to be quite a diversion would be the Katharinenkapelle with the morbid message “Remember you shall die,” scripted in Latin across its walls.
By now you would’ve reached the conclusion that the best way to explore Eppingen would be on foot. The lovely cobbled walkways makes this even more enjoyable. Drop in at the Palmbräu brewery for a tour you won’t forget in a hurry. Well, who would’ve guessed all that work goes into a glass of beer? Make your way to the cellar where you can actually taste the brew!