The Imperial City

Speyer looks back on over 2,000 years of living history and rightly deserves its imperial title – no fewer than eight German kings and emperors lie buried in the awe-inspiring Speyer Cathedral.

The largest Roman church in Germany has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1981 and attracts visitors from all over the world with its medieval beauty.

Once a center of politics and power, Speyer now captivates visitors with its breathtaking views and impressive historical Old Town. The Via Triumphalis, Speyer’s shopping promenade, is lined by hundreds of open-air seats for ‘spectators’. Between the cathedral and the Old Gate, a wealth of modern street cafés, traditional wine taverns and lively bistros are bunched together like pearls on a string. Oleanders adorn your way through the romantic alleys, palms decorate the historic squares and the beautiful promenades encourage you to linger. Speyer is clearly a place of stylish romance!

Speyer’s highlight recommended by the German Wine Institute is the original Roman wine, which is the oldest fluent wine in the world (can be seen at the Historical Museum Pfalz Speyer).


There is something very special in store for visitors to Speyer. The Speyer Technology Museum is the only place other than the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where you can see a genuine space craft at close quarters, in this case the Russian shuttle "Buran"

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Speyer in 24 hours

Speyer in 24 hours

Walk in the footsteps of the emperors.



With over 2000 years of history, Speyer has much to discover!

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