The "Stonehouse" is supposed to have been the bower of the Staufer imperial castle. Today it hosts a museum that focuses on the history of the imperial palace Wimpfen, the Hohenstaufen and the medieval art of masonry and pottery. Furthermore, discoveries from the New Stone Age and the Roman era are shown. The association "Alt Wimpfen" is the funding provider.
Open from April until the middle of October:
Tuesday through Sunday from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm.
Special highlights of the collections from the sacral treasures are the memorial boards of the Dominican monastery, valuable chalices, textiles, books and certificates and also an impressive number of epitaphs from the protestant town church.
Open from April until October:
Tuesday through Sunday from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm
The museum shows the development of Wimpfen from the fall of the Staufers up to the loss of the imperial immediacy and until the move to Hesse in 1803: the territory of the Imperial City, the relationship to emperor and empire, municipal law, defence, jurisdiction, handicraft and trade, the Jewish community, saline. Collections regarding the history of hospitals, the battle by Wimpfen in 1622 and also technology and forms of half-timbered building.
Open daily from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm