Worms

Worms is one of the cities rewarded as highlight of the wine culture by the German Wine Institute in 2010 with its “Weinlage Liebfrauenstift” vineyards.


Church of Our Beloved Lady

The Liebfrauenkirche stands in the middle of the original Liebfrauenmilch vineyards. It is an important late Gothic building which was finished in 1465. The original Liebfrauenmilch is still cultivated around the Liebfrauenkirche.

 

Jewish Cemetery "Holy Sands"

The cemetery was created in conjunction with the building of the synagogue in 1034. The Worms’ Jewish cemetery is the oldest still-excisting Jewish cemetery in Europe. A number of renowned Jewish scholars are buried here.

 

Heylshof

Heylshof, which houses the largest private art collection of the late 19th Century, is one of the leading art museums in Rhineland-Palatinate. It has been preserved in its original condition at the original location.

 

Hagen Monument

This bronze figure on the bank of the Rhine was erected in 1905 and depicts the sinking of the Nibelungen treasure into the waters of the Rhine. Worms is the starting point of the Nibelungen route, which leads past the Lorsch monastery in the direction of Hungary.

 

St. Andrews Seminary

This Romanesque basilica was the chapter church of the Andreasstift (today’s town museum). The church architecture shows forms of the early 13th Century. Gothic changes can be seen in both the church and the adjoining cloister.   

 

Church of St. Martin

This is a chapter church of the Martinsstift and its buildings have almost completely disappeared. It is a buttress basilica with architectural forms from the 12th Century. Up until the 15th Century, it was a burial place for the Kämmerer family, whose courts lay nearby in the Kämmererstrasse.

 

Raschi House

The Rashi House was built in 1982 and stands on historical ground; the building, which lies behind the synagogue, is assumed to be the site of the medieval Talmud school. Since late medieval times, the use for this buidling has varied, evolving from a dance and wedding house into a hospital.

St. Peter's Cathedral

The origins of the Worms’ cathedral can be traced back to the late Roman era. Under the leadership of Bishop Burchard (1000 – 1025 AD), the most important bishop of Worms, a new, early-Romanesque cathedral was built. It had the measurements of today's cathedral and some of the original parts still remain.

 

Nibelungenbrücke

Built by Karl Hoffmann, the Nibelungenbrücke was inaugurated in 1900 as the first stable bridge over the Rhine river. Originally there had been two bridge towers, but after the bridge was demolished in 1945 and rebuilt in 1953, there is only one remaining.

 

Nibelungen Museum

Visit the Nibelungen Museum and go on a dreamlike journey through time and space. The Nibelungenlied – one of the most famous stories in world literature – is performed using modern multimedia technology.

 

Luther Monument

In 1868, the largest Reformation monument in the world was unveiled. Here, the history of the Reformation is presented from its very beginning, the pre-Reformation era and on into the 19th Century. Martin Luther is placed in the center and surrounded by pre-Reformers sitting at his feet.

 

Dominican Monastery of St. Paul

St. Paul’s was built on the remains of a Salian castle. The Dominican order lost its monastery (built in 1226) as a result of secularisation. In 1929, the Dominican monastery was officially reopened. During bomb attacks in 1945, large parts were destroyed but were rebuilt by 1947.

 

The Synagogue

The first documented synagogue in Worms was built in the year 1034. For centuries the synagogue represented the center of jewish life in Worms. In the pogrom night of 1938, the synagogue was burnt down.  Due to the historical religious importance of the Worms’ synagogue it was rebuilt in 1961.

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