Former Free Imperial Town by the Ipf
At the western portal to the Ries, the town of Bopfingen lies at the foot of the distinctive flat-summit mount called "Ipf".
Bopfingen attained supraregional importance in the Bronze Age and Hallstatt period when a hub of regional leadership formed there. The most recent excavations position the Ipf in the ranks of the most prominent early Celtic princely sites.
In 1241 Bopfingen was first noted in the empire's tax list and from that point was classified a free imperial town. Today the treasured town is the economic and cultural center of the Wuerttemberg Ries offering numerous places of interest and a multifaceted variety of leisure activities.